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Question: What are the important risk factors for cardiovascular disease?

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Answer:   Age: male ≥ 45 years, female ≥ 55 years Family history: coronary heart disease (CHD) in a male first-degree relative < 55 years or female first-degree relative < 65 years Current cigarette smoking Hypertension (≥ 140/90 mmHg or on antihypertensive medications) Low HDL cholesterol: < 40 mg/dL (Note: High HDL-c is a negative […]

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Question: How should you screen for lipid disorders?

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Answer: Current recommendations for screening and treatment are based on the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines that were last revised in 2001. It is recommended that adults 20 years or older have a screening fasting lipid profile obtained every 5 years (more often if they are at high risk). Treatment is based on determining the […]

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