Treating hypercholesterolemia: looking forward.

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Despite important advances in the management of hypercholesterolemia in recent decades, many patients with lipid disorders remain unidentified or undertreated and so continue to have unfavorable levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and an increased risk for coronary events. The statins--which inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG… (More)

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