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Current management of hyperlipidaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2679946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hyperlipidaemia is a major cause of coronary heart disease (CHD) and is especially prevalent in Britain. Prior to lipid-lowering therapy it is necessary to define the type of lipoprotein abnormality present and whether it is primary or secondary. Diet forms the initial treatment but additional drug therapy may be necessary in patients with established CHD or considered to be at high risk of developing CHD or rarely, in the case of severe hypertriglyceridaemia, acute pancreatitis.
G R Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of hospital medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0007-1064     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Hosp Med     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-12     Completed Date:  1989-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0171545     Medline TA:  Br J Hosp Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-70, 272-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hammersmith Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hyperlipidemias / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Br J Hosp Med. 1990 Mar;43(3):182   [PMID:  2317609 ]

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