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Are there stroke victims around you?

The stroke factors continue to increase in the past ten years, despite all the risk factors are well identified and passed to the common public by media or to the patients by doctors. 258 more words


Emerging Treatment Option for Hypercholesterolemia

Azelia Brown, Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Elevated blood levels of low density lipoproteins (LDL) are stated to increase risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular events.  Statins are the reported agent of choice with proven efficacy, though variation in therapeutic response may require the use of additional therapy. 548 more words



Dyslipidemia Causes:

Classification of Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels:

Approach to Treatment:

  • Nonpharmacological interventions
    • Weight reduction if BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2
    • Diet
      • Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts…
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Don’t Forget the Zebras: Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Did you know that FH is very treatable but missed in 90% of cases, and leads to early cardiac death? We’ve added some calculators to try to address it: 382 more words