How to treat hypercholesterolaemia

Colquhoun, D. (2008) How to treat hypercholesterolaemia. Australian Prescriber, 31 9: 119-122. doi:10.18773/austprescr.2008.070

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Author Colquhoun, D.
Title How to treat hypercholesterolaemia
Journal name Australian Prescriber   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-8008
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.18773/austprescr.2008.070
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 31
Issue 9
Start page 119
End page 122
Total pages 4
Place of publication Australia (Online)
Publisher National Prescribing Service Limited
Language eng
Subject CX
920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
Abstract An elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol is a major cause of atherosclerosis. Reducing the concentration of this lipoprotein stabilises atherosclerotic plaques, and may lead to regression of the atherosclerosis. A moderate reduction of the plasma concentration of this lipoprotein significantly decreases recurrent coronary events. Therapy is a combination of lifestyle modification, nutraceuticals and drug treatment. The most convenient and effective drugs are the HMGCoA reductase inhibitors or 'statins'. They control hyperlipidaemia and help to prevent myocardial infarction, unstable angina, sudden death and stroke.
Keyword Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL
PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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