oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A practical guide to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol treatment targets : review

Volume 82, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



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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