Gaceta médica de México
versión impresa ISSN 0016-3813
MEANEY, Eduardo et al. Cholesterol goal Attainment with Lipid Lowering Drugs: The COMETA Mexico Trial. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2004, vol.140, n.5, pp. 493-501. ISSN 0016-3813.
In a retrospective study to determine rate of patients attaining therapeutic LDL-C goal values with lipid-lowering drugs, 20 specialists and general practitioners were selected who enrolled 120 patients whose lipids were measured after at least 12 weeks of treatment. They were grouped in three categories: group A (absolute risk of CHD in 10 years <10%); group B, with 10-20% risk, and group C, with >20% risk. Goal LDL-C values were < 160 mg/dL for group A, < 130 for group B, and < 100 for group C Mean age was 57 ± 12 years, 59% were males, and 51% were in group C; 83% took statins, 12% fibrates alone, and 5%, combinations. Atorvastatin and simvastatin were the most used drugs, at medium doses (mean 12 and 27 mg/day). LDL-C was reduced 25%; overall, 22% of patient doses were adjusted. Therapeutic goals were attained in 29% with initial doses and 42% at the end of study. Goalvalues were better attained in groups with lower risk. No differences were noticed among distinct physician categories. Data show poor compliance with international guidelines and insufficient attainment of therapeutic goals.
Palabras llave : LDL cholesterol; lipid-lowering drugs; dyslipidemia; lipid goal values; coronary risk.