Management of coronary artery disease patients in Latvia compared with practice in Central-Eastern Europe and globally: Analysis of the CLARIFY registry.
Management of outpatients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is important in secondary prevention. The objective was to describe differences in the characteristics of CAD patients in Latvia compared with other countries.
CLARIFY is an ongoing international, prospective, observational, longitudinal registry of outpatients with CAD. Data regarding treated outpatients with established CAD from the CLARIFY registry in Latvia (n=120) were compared with those from the rest of Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) (n=2888) and worldwide (n=33,163).
Patients in Latvia had a larger waist circumference (101 [95-109] vs. 99 [91-106] in CEE, 96.5 [88-105]cm worldwide; P=0.023 and P<0.001, respectively) and higher blood pressure (systolic: 138.28±17.13 vs. 133.77±16.47 in CEE and 130.97±16.65mm Hg worldwide, P=0.003 and P<0.001; diastolic: 82.98±8.58 vs. 80.01±9.61 in CEE and 77.22±9.97mm Hg worldwide, P Latvian CAD patients are well managed in terms of aspirin use and frequency of percutaneous coronary intervention. Control of obesity and high BP is poorer and needs further improvement.
Correspondence to A. Erglis Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Pilsonu 13, 1002 Riga, Latvia. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 29 April 2014, accepted 5 May 2015, available online 4 August 2015.