Self-reported hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia management by Italian Internal Medicine Units: a national survey of the FADOI Study Group in Cardiovascular Medicine

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Alberto Mazza *
Salvatore Lenti
Maria D’Avino
Giuliano Pinna
Giancarlo Antonucci
Sara Ciarla
Fabrizio Colombo
Raffaele Costa
Susanna Cozzio
Alessandro De Palma
Erica Del Signore
Massimo Errico
Fabio Fiammengo
Giuseppe Iosa
Massimiliano Loreno
Federica Lorenzi
Rocco Paternò
Martino Pengo
Cecilia Politi
Marcello Rattazzi
Maurizio Renis
Flavio Tangianu
Nicola Tarquinio
Mario Trottini
Gianluigi Scannapieco
Giorgio Vescovo
Gualberto Gussoni
Mauro Campanini
Dario Manfellotto
Andrea Fontanella
(*) Corresponding Author:
Alberto Mazza | alberto.mazza@aulss5.veneto.it

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the management practices of internal medicine clinicians for patients with cardiovascular risk factors, with particular respect to treatment thresholds, medication choices and target goals. A sample of internists - representatives of Internal Medicine Units (IMUs) from all the regions in Italy - were identified by the cardiovascular medicine study group of the Italian Internal Medicine FADOI (Federazione delle Associazioni dei Dirigenti Ospedalieri Internisti) Society and invited to fill out a questionnaire about hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia. From the 101 questionnaires collected, it was found that despite large heterogeneity between IMUs in terms of patient management and adherence to guidelines, internists were experts in the management of patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors and associated comorbidities. We hope that these data prompt the internal medicine community to consider the value of producing shared, real-world guidelines on the management of cardiovascular disease.

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Alberto Mazza, Santa Maria della Misericordia General Hospital, Azienda ULSS5 Polesana, Rovigo

Department of Medicine