Journal of Cholesterol and Heart Disease

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Brief Report - Journal of Cholesterol and Heart Disease (2023) Volume 7, Issue 3

How Cardiologists′ Lipids Compare To The General Population? An Online Survey

There has been limited investigation into the cardiovascular health of cardiologists. The goal of this study is to elucidate the lipid profiles of cardiologists and compare them with those of the general population. Practicing cardiologists across the U.S. completed a Qualtrics survey providing demographic, occupational, examination, and laboratory data. Comparative general population data was gathered through NHANES. Multivariate regression analysis demonstrated the predictor variable of cardiologist to be statistically significant in all adjusted models. This was seen most strongly in LDL and total cholesterol, which were 37.7 ± 4.5 mg/dl (p<0.001) and 35 ± 4.9 mg/dl (p<0.001) lower respectively, for cardiologists compared with the NHANES population. Triglycerides were 23.7 ± 11.2 mg/dl (p<0.05) lower and HDL was 5.5 ± 2.5 mg/ dl (p<0.05) higher for cardiologists. Cardiologists are likely to be more mindful towards the maintenance of their own cardiovascular health given their expertise and understanding of cardiovascular disease risk factors.


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