National Cholesterol Education Panel III performance in preventing myocardial infarction in young adults

  title={National Cholesterol Education Panel III performance in preventing myocardial infarction in young adults},
  author={Jean G. Dib and Yasmine Alameddine and Rouba Geitany and Fadi Afiouni},
  booktitle={Annals of Saudi medicine},
BACKGROUND Only one published trial has directly evaluated the utility of the new National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines in young adults and that study population consisted of young Americans. We examined the utility of the latest NCEP Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines in a group of young Lebanese adults. METHODS A group of 234 young adults admitted for myocardial infarction at a Lebanese teaching hospital over a 2-year period were evaluated retrospectively. The… CONTINUE READING

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