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Hypertriglyceridaemia

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569656.003.0008

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Hypertriglyceridaemia

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• Triglyceride (TG) levels should be measured fasting. • Raised TG levels are often secondary to other causes. • Raised TG levels are atherogenic, especially when combined with high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). • Very high TG levels (>20 mmol/L) may cause acute pancreatitis. • The drug treatment of first choice is a fibrate.

Chapter.  1500 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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