Centralized pan-middle east survey on the undertreatment of hypercholesterolemia: Results from the cepheus study in arabian gulf countries

Mohamed Arafah, Ali T. Al-Hinai, Wael Al Mahmeed, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Omer Al Tamimi, Shorook Al Herz, Faisal Al Anazi, Khalid Al Nemer, Othman Metwally, Akram Alkhadra, Mohammed Fakhry, Hossam Elghetany, Abdel Razak Medani, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, Obaid Al Jassim, Omar Al Hallaq, Fahad Omar Ahmed S Baslaib, Mahmoud Alawadhi, Haitham Amin, Khamis Al-HashmiAbdullah Shehab

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The Centralized pan-Middle East Survey on the undertreatment of hypercholesterolemia (CEPHEUS) survey evaluated the attainment of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals among patients on lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs) according to the updated National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)-Adult Treatment Panel (ATP-III) guideline. The survey was conducted in 6 Arabian Gulf countries. Patients aged ≥18 years on LLDs for at least ≥3 months (stable medication for ≥6 weeks) were recruited. Fasting blood samples were collected at a single visit. In this survey, 5276 (58.2% male) patients were included in the final analysis. The LDL-C goal was attained in 91.1% of low-risk, 52.7% of high-risk, and 32.0% in very-high-risk categories. Goal attainment was directly related to female gender, age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-926
Number of pages8
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 12 2014



  • Arabian Gulf countries
  • cardiovascular
  • coronary
  • guidelines
  • hypercholesterolemia
  • lipids
  • low-density lipoprotein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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