Advances in the management of hyperlipidemia-induced atherosclerosis.

  title={Advances in the management of hyperlipidemia-induced atherosclerosis.},
  author={Lisa R. Tannock},
  journal={Expert review of cardiovascular therapy},
  volume={6 3},
Although hyperlipidemia clearly plays a role in developing cardiovascular disease, the 10% of the population with the highest LDL levels account for only 20% of cardiovascular disease events. Thus, in order to significantly reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease, subjects with only modest dyslipidemia need to be treated with lipid-lowering therapy. Current guidelines have recommended aggressive lipid-lowering therapy in subjects at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The rationale behind… CONTINUE READING

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