Update on the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, with a focus on HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and combination regimens.

Abstract

Numerous studies involving patients with hypercholesterolemia have demonstrated that reduction of lipid levels markedly reduces morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. Diet alone may enable patients without established disease to attain target lipid levels, but pharmacotherapy generally is necessary for those with coronary artery disease. Choice of a suitable agent for monotherapy--a bile acid resin, niacin, or an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor--may be determined by patient phenotype. For resistant cases, therapy combining an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor with another agent generally is effective and well tolerated.

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@article{Ginsberg1995UpdateOT, title={Update on the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, with a focus on HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and combination regimens.}, author={Henry N. Ginsberg}, journal={Clinical cardiology}, year={1995}, volume={18 6}, pages={307-15} }