Clinical context: current concepts of coronary heart disease management.

  title={Clinical context: current concepts of coronary heart disease management.},
  author={Terry A Jacobson},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={110 Suppl 6A},
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single greatest cause of death among adults in the United States. It is also a major cause of disability and is associated with direct and indirect costs that exceed $118 billion annually. Elevation of serum lipid levels, particularly low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, is closely linked to the development of CHD. Lipid levels that increase the risk of CHD are present in nearly one third of the US population. Large-scale intervention studies… CONTINUE READING


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