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Common problems in lipid management 

Common problems in lipid management
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Common problems in lipid management
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John Reckless

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10.1093/med/9780199543502.003.0012
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date: 24 April 2018

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.

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