oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A practical guide to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol treatment targets : review
|Article Title||A practical guide to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol treatment targets : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||13 - 17|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol, Risk categories, Risk factors and Treatment targets|
The rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Africa is rapidly increasing. Elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a major risk factor for CVD. Lowering LDL cholesterol levels to the appropriate treatment targets is strongly associated with a decrease in mortality and improved outcomes. This article provides a practical guide to the stratification of patients according to the cholesterol treatment targets, based on classification into various risk categories.
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