As a part of these activities a campaign «Is your patient’s cholesterol level optimal?" has been held. In the frame of this campaign patients of the public healthcare system of the Moscow city, who have passed health-checks in the first quarter of 2014, were invited to out-patient clinics for re-examination of total cholesterol. The aim was to assess the effectiveness of a previously recommended lifestyle changes and/or lipid-lowering medications.
2392 patients participated in the campaign, of this 835 patients (during health-checks in the first quarter of 2014) were diagnosed to have coronary heart disease and 1557 patients - high CVD risk (>5% risk according to the high-risk countries SCORE scale). More than half of patients reported that they followed a low-fat diet, up to 16% noted that they had increased their physical activity, although less than 1.5% gave up smoking. Every third patient without coronary heart disease has been recommended statins. Special attention was paid to the minority of patients with slight negative (11%) or without dynamics (7%) of total cholesterol. In most patients was found an improvement of cholesterol level. The results served as the basis of analysis of clinical cases without positive cholesterol dynamics in preventive departments.