n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - The South African Lipid Guidelines : is there a need for an update? : editorial

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... 53 The current South African Lipid Guidelines were published in the South African Medical Journal in February 2000.1 In these guidelines, lipid-lowering drug therapy was recommended for subjects with: severe genetic dyslipidaemia established vascular disease, and a high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) who have a calculated 10-year risk for an acute coronary event of = 20%. The recommended LDL-C target was = 3 mmol/l, but a reduction of at least 45% in LDL-C was recommended as a minimum target in severe cases that were unable to meet this goal. The South African guidelines were based ..

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