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      Dyslipidemia and Coronary Artery Disease

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          A reduction in serum total cholesterol (T-C) levels has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with coronary artery disease and to decrease the need for revascularization. To examine the prevalence and treatment of lipid disorders in patients referred for their first coronary angiogram, medical history and fasting blood samples were collected in 108 consecutive patients. Ninety-one patients (84.3%) fulfilled the criteria for dyslipidemia. Hypercholesterolemia had previously been demonstrated in 53 patients (49.1%), and 34 (64.2%) of these patients still had T-C > 6.0 mmol/l at the time of admission. Among 55 patients who were unaware of any lipid disorders at admission, 28 (50.9%) had T-C > 6.0 mmol/l. Conclusion: the majority of patients referred for their first coronary angiogram and possible revascularization suffered from dyslipidemia. Many patients with previously recognized dyslipidemia were insufficiently treated.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1996
          1996
          19 November 2008
          : 87
          : 6
          : 497-501
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Cardiology and bDepartment of Clinical Chemistry, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
          Article
          177145 Cardiology 1996;87:497–501
          10.1159/000177145
          8904677
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          General Cardiology

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