Correction of blood lipid abnormalities offers scope for a major impact on cardiovascular disease. Drugs play a significant role and have a variety of modes of action. Dietary and lifestyle adjustment are components of overall risk prevention.
• Primary (inherited) and secondary hyperlipidaemias
• Management: risk assessment, secondary and primary prevention, drugs, diet, lifestyle
• Drugs used in treatment: statins; fibric acid derivatives; anion-exchange resins; nicotinic acid and derivatives
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