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Common problems in lipid management

John Reckless

in Hyperlipidaemia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199543502
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607204 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199543502.003.0012

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Common problems in lipid management

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• Cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol are causal factors for atheromatous cardiovascular disease (CVD), and moderate and higher levels are a near obligate for disease development. • Statin drugs have overwhelming evidence of benefit at low side effect risk. • Estimation of an individual's CVD risk is required from a number of factors, and CVD prevention requires attention to all abnormal modifiable factors in individuals at higher risk. • Identifying, counselling, and appropriate treatment of individuals at high CVD risk is a current challenge for health care professionals. • Guidelines have been produced to help, and Government has provided levers to encourage their application.

Chapter.  4796 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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