National cholesterol education panel III. (c2005)

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dc.contributor.author Alameddine, Yasmine
dc.contributor.author Geitany, Rouba
dc.contributor.author Afiouni, Fadi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-29T11:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-29T11:55:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-09-29
dc.date.submitted 2005-02-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/659
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 15-17). en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) III guidelines have been hailed as an improvement in their potential to identify individuals at risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) complications. Compared with the NCEP II, the new guidelines will increase the number of patients who qualify for medical management. However, the etIectiveness of these guidelines to identify young adults at risk for a cardiac event is yet to be studied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of the new NCEP III guidelines in a group of young adults. Methods: A retrospective review of clinical data from young adults (age::; 55 years for men and::; 65 years for women) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction over a twoyear period was conducted. Patients with a history of CHD or CHD equivalent were excluded. Using the NCEP III guidelines, we calculated a lO-year risk for coronary events on all patients. Results: A total of200 patients met criteria for inclusion. The mean age was 49 years and 31 % were women. Mean lipid levels were all within the normal range, however, rates of smoking and obesity were high. When the 10-year risk of these patients was stratified by the number of risk factors and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, only 20% met criteria to qualify for pharmacotherapy. Conclusion: The new guidelines offer multiple new features but have a tendency to under appreciate the risk for disease in young adults. To improve performance in young adults, statistical adjustments may be necessary. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Myocardial infarction -- Patients -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Myocardial infarction -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Myocardial infarction -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject Hypercholesteremia -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject Hypercholesteremia -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Cholesterol -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject Patient education en_US
dc.title National cholesterol education panel III. (c2005) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle performance in preventing myocardial infarction in young lebanese adults en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.school Pharmacy en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department Doctor of Pharmacy en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: vi, 30 leaves; ill. (some col.); 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Pharmacy en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Jean Dib en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2005.35

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