Coronary risk estimation and treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

  title={Coronary risk estimation and treatment of hypercholesterolemia.},
  author={Alain C. Simon and J L M{\'e}gnien and Jaime Levenson},
  volume={96 7},
BACKGROUND Evidence-based treatment of hypercholesterolemia currently recommended for rationalizing drug prescription requires justification of treatment by randomized trials, such as the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCOPS) or the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S), and evaluation of its benefit from the estimation of the coronary risk of each patient. METHODS AND RESULTS The latest European guidelines and Sheffield tables apply these principles and justify the… CONTINUE READING

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