Chapter

Hypertriglyceridaemia

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740343 | DOI: https://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.  1543 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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