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Clin Res Cardiol Suppl. 2011 May;6:10-6.

[Multimodal therapy of dyslipidemia].

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  • 1Zentrum für klinische Studien, Fiedlerstraße 34, Dresden, Germany. annett.stahn@gwtonline-zks.de

Abstract

In the multifactorial process of atherogenesis not only increased LDL-cholesterol but also decreased HDL-cholesterol and raised triglycerides correlate closely to cardiovascular events. Multiple studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of dyslipidemia and the metabolic syndrome in Germany.Statins remain first-line therapy for the treatment of dyslipidemia. However, despite therapy a relevant cardiovascular risk remains. Therefore, it is important to also aim for an adequate treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and also to raise HDL-levels. Many combination therapies have been shown to be effective in treating dyslipidemia. Adding Omega-3-fatty acids, nicotinic acid/laropiprant or a fibrate to statin monotherapy provide additional beneficial lipid-modifying effects for combined dyslipidemia. In the future a recommendation for the treatment of mixed hyperlipoproteinemia with decreased HDL, raised triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol shall have to be added to our guidelines.

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