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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia: Is Moderate Risk Reduction Enough?

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia: Is Moderate Risk Reduction Enough?

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Alison L. Bailey, MD, Charles L. Campbell, MD 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and is associated with considerable cardiovascular morbidity, disability, and cost. The economic burden in the United States was estimated to be more than $350 billion in 2015 and is projected to top $1 trillion by 2035 (1). It is well documented that a continuous association exists between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and atherosclerotic disease. Strategies aimed at reducing CVD events center largely around improving modifiable risk factors, assessing risk, and lowering LDL-C levels in patients at higher risk.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.7326/M20-6125