|Study Design||Recruitment of cases|
|Lipid Clinics Participating in the study||Follow-up|
|What is being measured?||Surveys Safeheart|
Lipid clinics are formed by trained physicians in lipid disorders and metabolism, mainly internists and endocrinologist that mostly belongs to University Hospitals. Until now, there are 25 outpatient lipid clinics participating in the recuitment .
Participation of physicians is voluntary, relying on individual motivation. Each lipid clinic had a local coordinator responsible for the collection of the written informed consent, collection of questionnaire data, physical examination, and data entry. To assure and improve the quality of data, local coordinators attended to 3 different meetings where the different forms, questionnaires and procedures were carefully explained. All missing information in baseline or follow-up data are asked directly to the investigators by a data manager.