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Madhavi Koka, Julie Joseph, Wilbert S Aronow
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of adequate control of serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in older persons who were not terminally ill in an academic nursing home. DESIGN: An increased LDL cholesterol was 100 mg/dL or higher in very high-risk persons with coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease, diabetes mellitus, or 2+ risk factors and a 10-year risk for CAD greater than 20%; 130 mg/dL or higher in moderately high-risk persons with 2+ risk factors and a 10-year risk for CAD of 10% to 20%; and 160 mg/dL or higher in low risk persons with 0 to 1 risk factor...
November 2007: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
J Vervaeren
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2004: Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique
Colin Baigent, Martin Landry
Among patients with preexisting coronary heart disease, large-scale randomized trials have demonstrated that lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol concentration by about 1 mmol/L for 4-5 years reduces the risk of coronary events and strokes by about 25%. Patients with established chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at high risk of vascular disease, so the benefits of cholesterol-lowering therapy might be expected to be substantial in this population. Patients with CKD have generally been excluded from previous trials, however, and there is currently no reliable randomized evidence that lowering LDL-cholesterol would be beneficial among them...
May 2003: Kidney International. Supplement
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