Newer pharmaceutical agents to treat lipid disorders.

The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and the results of the Heart Protection Study have provided a stronger rationale to more aggressively treat high-risk patients to a low-density (LDL) cholesterol goal of less than 100 mL/dL. Two new therapies, ezetimibe and rosuvastatin, have recently been added to the lipid… (More)