There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger patients with high cholesterol.
Investigators revised pooled cohort equations to improve clinical accuracy to predict risk for cardiovascular disease.
Investigators examine the effects of the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab in patients with recent acute coronary syndrome and diabetes.
Investigators examined cardiovascular outcomes in patients with elevated triglyceridemia and diabetes treated with statins.
For this study, researchers investigated the pharmacodynamics of evolocumab in two Phase 2 placebo-controlled studies (MENDEL and LAPLACE-TIMI 57) in order to determine which dosing regimens provided the most consistent LDL-C reduction.
Using both public and private health insurance claims data, investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess cardiovascular risk in the setting of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
From 25% to 50% of patients discontinue statins within 6 months to 1 year of starting, and the rate increases as high as 75% after 2 years.
Multiple clinical studies have examined the efficacy of pitavastatin.
Reduced risk for hyperlipidemia with hydroxychloroquine vs. other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Researchers have discovered that a common medication indicated for the treatment of high cholesterol may stimulate the same peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) as cannabinoids, which could lead to a new class of cannabis-like drugs to treat a range of conditions.
Young adults with high cholesterol have an increased risk for developing coronary heart disease later in life.
Outcomes positive for nurse-managed protocols in patients with chronic conditions.
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