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Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jan 1;93(1):101-3.

Relation of response of subclinical atherosclerosis detected by electron beam tomography to baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

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Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York 10003, USA. hhecht@aol.com

Abstract

Calcified plaque progression by electron beam tomography was evaluated in 176 aggressively treated asymptomatic patients. Similar plaque progression was noted irrespective of baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, including those with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <100 mg/dl. These findings indicate that subclinical atherosclerosis may respond to drug therapy in a fashion parallel to that of clinical disease demonstrated in the Heart Protection Study.

PMID:
14697479
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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