Dyslipidemia testing: Why, for whom and when

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Abstract

Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This review addresses why, who and when to test for dyslipidemia. The essence why to test lipids is that those individuals recognized to potentially benefit from primary cardiovascular risk prevention, have a complete cardiovascular risk assessment. Who and when to test lipids differs among the major European, English and American guidelines regarding the recommended age and approach. It is important to note that the threshold and the frequency in whom to perform risk assessment is not established. Most important in decisions concerning lipid testing is communication and to involve individual circumstances. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalMaturitas
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • EMC COEUR-09
  • EMC COEUR-09-39-01

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