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Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

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ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569656.003.0009

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

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• For raised total cholesterol (TC) levels, start with simvastatin. • If this is not sufficient, change to atorvastatin or rosuvastatin, or add ezetimibe. • For raised triglyceride (TG) or mixed lipid profiles, start with a fibrate. Add low dose statin later if need be. • For remnant (type III) hyperlipidaemia, use a fibrate. • For very high TG levels, use a fibrate and fish oil. • If high-density lipoprotein (HDL) falls, try nicotinic acid.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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