Laurie Kopin, EdD, MS, ANP; Charles J. Lowenstein, MD
CME Objective: To review current evidence for prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement of dyslipidemia.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Drs. Kopin and Lowenstein, ACP Contributing Authors, have nothing to disclose. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M17-2120.
Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor for Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
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Dyslipidemia is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease and stroke. Long-term, prospective epidemiologic studies have consistently shown that persons with healthier lifestyles and fewer risk factors for coronary heart disease, and particularly those with favorable lipid profiles, have reduced incidence of coronary heart disease. Prevention and sensible management of dyslipidemia can markedly alter cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Kopin L, Lowenstein CJ. Dyslipidemia. Ann Intern Med. ;167:ITC81–ITC96. doi: 10.7326/AITC201712050
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;167(11):ITC81-ITC96.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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