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Postgrad Med. 2000 Dec;108(7):40-2, 45-6, 49-52.

Cholesterol reduction to prevent CAD. What do the data show?

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 5841 S Maryland, MC 6080, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. msorrent@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Abstract

Primary prevention of heart disease should be an important goal of every primary care physician. All patients should undergo careful assessment of future risk and should be counseled about lifestyle modification. Patients at high risk can further benefit from cautious use of lipid-lowering drugs, which have been shown to be effective in preventing cardiac events without substantially increasing risk of noncardiac morbidity and mortality.

PMID:
11126142
DOI:
10.3810/pgm.2000.12.1310
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