Management of hyperlipidaemia.

  title={Management of hyperlipidaemia.},
  author={Nigel Stocks and James F. Allan and Peter R. Mansfield},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND Hyperlipidaemia is a general term for elevated concentrations of any or all lipids in the plasma. An elevated cholesterol is one of several risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). In Australia, the use of cholesterol lowering drugs, mainly statins, consumes over 880 million dollars or 16% of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme drug budget and is growing. OBJECTIVE This article focuses on primary hypercholesterolaemia, its relationship with CHD, and its management in the… CONTINUE READING
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