Secondary dyslipidaemias

Rafael Carmena and José T. Real

in Hyperlipidaemia

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ISBN: 9780199543502
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607204 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Secondary dyslipidaemias

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• Secondary causes including concurrent drug therapy should be sought and excluded in patients presenting with dyslipidaemia. • Depending on the cause, treatment is of the underlying condition, for example, hypothyroidism. • Lipid lowering is required in addition to treatment of the underlying cause in some conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and HIV/AIDS. • Dyslipidaemia is commonly seen in type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and its treatment is an important component of overall management.

Chapter.  4098 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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