Impact of diabetes mellitus on the clinical management of global cardiovascular risk: Analysis of the results of the evaluation of final feasible effect of control training and ultra sensitization (EFFECTUS) educational program

Giuliano Tocci, Andrea Ferrucci, Pietro Guida, Angelo Avogaro, Marco Comaschi, Alberto Corsini, Claudio Cortese, Carlo Bruno Giorda, Enzo Manzato, Gerardo Medea, Gian Francesco Mureddu, Gabriele Riccardi, Giulio Titta, Giuseppe Ventriglia, Giovanni Battista Zito, Massimo Volpe

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Background: The Evaluation of Final Feasible Effect of Ultra Control Training and Sensitization (EFFECTUS) study is aimed at implementing global cardiovascular (CV) risk management in Italy. Hypothesis: To evaluate the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on attitudes and preferences for clinical management of global CV risk among physicians treating diabetic or nondiabetic patients. Methods: Involved physicians were asked to submit data into a study-designed case-report form, covering the first 10 adult outpatients consecutively seen in May 2006. All available clinical data were centrally analyzed for global CV risk assessment and CV risk profile characterization. Patients were stratified according to the presence or absence of DM. Results: Overall, 1078 physicians (27% female, ages 50 ± 7 y) collected data of 9904 outpatients (46.5% female, ages 67 ± 9 y), among whom 3681 (37%) had a diagnosis of DM at baseline. Diabetic patients were older and had higher prevalence of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and associated CV diseases than nondiabetic individuals (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-566
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Tocci, G., Ferrucci, A., Guida, P., Avogaro, A., Comaschi, M., Corsini, A., Cortese, C., Giorda, C. B., Manzato, E., Medea, G., Mureddu, G. F., Riccardi, G., Titta, G., Ventriglia, G., Zito, G. B., & Volpe, M. (2011). Impact of diabetes mellitus on the clinical management of global cardiovascular risk: Analysis of the results of the evaluation of final feasible effect of control training and ultra sensitization (EFFECTUS) educational program. Clinical Cardiology, 34(9), 560-566. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.20937