ANTONE F. SALEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DEAN T. MASON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: In a recent paper (Ann Intern Med 84:241-245, 1976), Cohn, Gabbay, and Weglicki sought to answer the question: "Although both hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia have been associated with an increased susceptibility to coronary artery disease, there are relatively few reports concerning the importance of one lipid compared with the other." They state, "But even when factors such as hypertension, hyperglycemia and cigarette smoking are adjusted for by multinominal logit analysis, the findings in the present series of 200 middle-aged patients differ with reports that hypertriglyceridemia per se is a significant lipid risk factor perhaps of equal importance to
SALEL AF, MASON DT. Lipids and Coronary Artery Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;85:393–394. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-393
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(3):393-394.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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