The changing paradigm of dyslipidaemia management

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Ruvan Ekanayaka


The 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults,(1) effected a change in the paradigm of dyslipidaemia management, in that it no longer advocated a target based therapy but instead posited a primary clinical basis for initiation of statin therapy. The intensity of statin therapy too was guided by clinical risk criteria rather than by absolute values of the lipid profile.

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Ekanayaka, R. (2017). The changing paradigm of dyslipidaemia management. Universa Medicina, 36(1), 1–3.


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