Determinants of risk factor control in patients with coronary heart disease in Europe

At the Institute of Public Health data from EUROASPIRE is evaluated to find out which factors are important factors influencing cardiovascular risk and lifestyle factors in patients with coronary heart disease. In addition, the influence of regional socio-economic factors on the risk factor profile is assessed.

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Determinants of risk factor control in patients with coronary heart disease in Europe

EUROASPIRE (EUROpean Action on Secondary and Primary Prevention through Intervention to Reduce Events) is a series of large European multicenter studies in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) led by Prof. Kornelia Kotseva and Prof. David Wood at Imperial College London.

Aim of analyses based on the EUROASPIRE data coordinated by PD Dr. Christof Prugger at the Institute of Public Health is to identify important determinants in the control of cardiovascular risk and lifestyle factors in CHD patients. Previous work has focused on determinants of blood pressure control, smoking cessation, and regular physical activity. At present, the influence of regional socio-economic factors on the cardiovascular risk factor profile of CHD patients from EUROASPIRE is being investigated as part of the data analyses.

Principal investigator at IPH: PD Dr. Christof Prugger

Time: Start of the project in 2011, ongoing.

Publications

  • Prugger C, Wellmann J, Heidrich J, De Bacquer D, De Smedt D, De Backer G, Reiner Z, Empana JP, Fras Z, Gaita D, Jennings C, Kotseva K, Wood D, Keil U; EUROASPIRE Study Group. Regular exercise behaviour and intention and symptoms of anxiety and depression in coronary heart disease patients across Europe: results from the EUROASPIRE III survey. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2017;24:84-91
  • Prugger C, Wellmann J, Heidrich J, De Bacquer D, De Backer G, Périer MC, Empana JP, Reiner Ž, Fras Z, Jennings C, Kotseva K, Wood D, Keil U; EUROASPIRE Study Group. Readiness for smoking cessation in coronary heart disease patients across Europe: results from the EUROASPIRE III survey. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2015;22:1212-9
  • Prugger C, Wellmann J, Heidrich J, De Bacquer D, Périer MC, Empana JP, Reiner Z, Fras Z, Jennings C, Kotseva K, Wood D, Keil U; EUROASPIRE Study Group. Passive smoking and smoking cessation among patients with coronary heart disease across Europe: results from the EUROASPIRE III survey. Eur Heart J 2014;35:590-8
  • Prugger C, Keil U, Wellmann J, De Bacquer D, De Backer G, Ambrosio GB, Reiner Z, Gaita D, Wood D, Kotseva K, Heidrich J; EUROASPIRE III Study Group. Blood pressure control and knowledge of target blood pressure in coronary patients across Europe: results from the EUROASPIRE III survey. J Hypertens 2011;8:1641-8