Academic Editors: Gianluca Rigatelli and Arrigo F.G. Cicero
Background: Elevated concentrations of low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol (LDL-C) are an important cause of recurrent cardiovascular events.
This study aimed to describe the distribution and achieved concentrations of
LDL-C among patients with myocardial infarction (MI), percutaneous coronary
intervention (PCI), stroke, or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in Hong Kong.
Methods: Patients with a lipid test from a public hospital were
identified from the Clinical Database and Analysis Reporting System of the Hong
Kong Hospital Authority. Among patients with an inpatient hospitalization for MI,
PCI, stroke or TIA, between 2003 to 2016, the distribution of LDL-C levels and
the number (%) of patients achieving an absolute concentration of LDL-C