Impact of the Prevention Clinic on Patient Outcomes
The primary objective of this study is to determine if attendance at the HHPPC is associated with reduced rates of adverse cardiovascular events. We will examine rates of myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemic attack, urgent revascularization, and all-cause mortality among patients with inherited dyslipidemia, which represents a high-risk group. We hypothesize that rates of ASCVD will be lower among patients who have attended the HHPPC, relative to those with inherited dyslipidemia who have not attended any of these clinics.
As a secondary objective, we will also assess other factors that may be associated with differences in rates of adverse cardiovascular events. This will include age, gender, and socioeconomic status (using the first three digits of the postal code as a proxy). We will also assess medication use patterns, including duration of therapy, among patients who did and did not attend one of the clinics.