n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Aggressive cholesterol-lowering treatment in type 2 diabetes mellitus : an update : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... Following the recently revised guidelines by the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), which is based on a review of five major clini - cal trials of statin therapy, 1 the American College of Physicians guidelines for con - trolling cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes, 2 and the early halting of the Collaborative AtoRvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS)3 due to the significant treatment benefits (http://www. pfizer.com/are/news_releases/2004pr/ mn_2004_0607.html), guidelines for South African physicians on chole sterollowering in patients with type 2 diabetes need to be revised urgently. The recommendations and findings of the ..

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