Assessment of reaching goal in patients with combined hyperlipidemia: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or apolipoprotein B.

@article{Stein2005AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of reaching goal in patients with combined hyperlipidemia: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or apolipoprotein B.},
  author={Evan A. Stein and Allan A Sniderman and Peter M. Laskarzewski},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 9A},
  pages={36K-43K; discussion 34K-35K}
}
It is well established that patients with combined hyperlipidemia, defined as elevated triglyceride levels between 200 and 500 mg/dL and elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol >130 mg/dL, are at increased risk for coronary artery disease. The optimal assessment of reaching lipid goals in patients with combined hyperlipidemia is still far from settled and has been an area of revision and modification in recent guidelines. Although controversy remains as to the best single measurement to be… CONTINUE READING

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