2004, Volume 11, Supplement 3: A new class in cholesterol management

March 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11(Suppl 3):S1-S30

A New Class In Cholesterol Management

Dr Howard Swanton, Professor James Shepherd, Dr Mark Davis, Dr Alan Rees, Professor David Wood, Dr Anthony Wierzbicki, Dr Harry Davis, Dr Chris Allen, Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Clive Weston, Dr Elizabeth Hughes, Dr Adrian Brady


Over the past 15 years, a number of randomised controlled trials have shown that lowering the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol results in a reduction in coronary heart disease (CHD) events. There appears to be a continuous relationship between vascular risk and plasma cholesterol levels, with no lower threshold level. ...

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