Past, present, and future standards for management of dyslipidemia.

  title={Past, present, and future standards for management of dyslipidemia.},
  author={John C Larosa and Antonio M. Gotto},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={116 Suppl 6A},
Evolution of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) guidelines for lipid lowering reflects a movement toward global risk assessment, including improved identification of risk in individuals without established coronary heart disease (CHD), and toward more aggressive lipid-lowering targets to reduce CHD risk. The current guidelines, for example, identify a segment of the population without established CHD as being at high risk on the basis of criteria that… CONTINUE READING


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