Clinical significance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

@article{Degoma2008ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.},
  author={Emil M Degoma and Nicholas J. Leeper and Paul A. Heidenreich},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={49-55}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the significance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the context of low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). BACKGROUND Earlier studies support an inverse correlation between circulating HDL-C and coronary risk in patients with normal or elevated LDL-C. METHODS This study involved 4,188 patients attending the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center or affiliated clinics with LDL-C levels below 60 mg/dl. Outcomes were examined… CONTINUE READING

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