oa Modern Medicine - Don't underestimate the significance of elevated triglyceride levels
|Article Title||Don't underestimate the significance of elevated triglyceride levels|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston **Internal Medicine Clinics, Ventura County Medical Center|
|Publication Date||Nov 1994|
|Pages||31 - 39|
|Keyword(s)||Biochemistry, Diagnosis, Elevated triglyceride levels, Pathology, Physiology and Significance|
We do not yet know for certain whether or not a high level of plasma triglyceride is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. But we should not ignore it when we are assessing risk for atherosclerotic disease, because it may confer additional risk in the patient who has high LDL and/or low HDL.
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