British researchers extracted data from three international EUROASPIRE
surveys; consecutive studies of cardiovascular disease risk factors and prevention measures among heart disease patients in nine European countries.
Kornelia Kotseva and colleagues report on the first and second EUROASPIRE surveys in the Lancet.
The first and second EUROASPIRE surveys showed high rates of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease.
Educational level and risk profile of cardiac patients in the EUROASPIRE
Clinical reality of coronary prevention guidelines: a comparison of EUROASPIRE
I and II in nine countries.
Similar results have been observed in the EUROASPIRE
III study,  as well as the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE)  and the Proyecto de Registro de Infarto Agudo de Miocardio Hospitalario (PRIAMHO) registries.