Lipid Management Goals

Non-LDL Cholesterol Triglycerides < 150 mg/dL Total Cholesterol < 200 mg/dL HDL > 40 mg/dL (males) HDL > 50 mg/dL (females) Non HDL Cholesterol:  LDL goal + 30 mg/dL LDL Cholesterol LDL < 70 mg/dL:  Preexisting coronary heart disease (CHD) at high risk LDL < 100 mg/dL:   CHD (myocardial infarction, unstable or chronic stable … Continue reading

Secondary Causes of Dyslipidemia

The following can increase Low Density Lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels: Hypothyroidism Obstructive Liver Disease Nephrotic Syndrome Medications:  Progestin, Corticosteroids, Anabolic Steroids, Cyclosporine The following can increase Triglyceride (TG) levels: Diabetes Hypothyroidism Nephrotic Syndrome Chronic Renal Failure Obesity Medications:  Estrogen, Thiazide Diuretics, Beta Blockers, Corticosteroids, Atypical Antipsychotics The following can decrease High Density Lipid (HDL) cholesterol … Continue reading

Useful Websites Regarding Lipid Management National Cholesterol Education program provides national guidelines for nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic recommendations for lipid management. Clinical advisory from the American College of Cardiology, AHA and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on the prevention and management of statin-adverse events NHLBI designed website with supportive patient education materials AHA website … Continue reading