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




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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