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Systematic discussion of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, its diagnosis, and various risk factors. The chapter on physical examination and noninvasive testing is filled with practical clinical information; however, the author should have discussed the methods for direct measurement of change in atherosclerotic lesions, an area in which he has pioneered. Other chapters are less valuable; discussions of pathogenesis, metabolism of lipoproteins, and selection of appropriate therapy for hyperlipidemia do not keep pace with current concepts. The formulation of rigid rules for screening and determining treatment is not useful. Unfortunately, the author's attempt to provide a scientific rationale for treatment is
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Preventive Treatment of Atherosclerosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-453_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):453.
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