Measurement of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in assessment and management of cardiovascular disease risk

I. Jialal, A. T. Remaley

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Abstract

The deposition of cholesterol in the arterial wall by the infiltration of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) is a key step in the development of atherosclerosis. In this Commentary, we discuss recent recommendations for clinical laboratory measurement of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and its utility both for assessing cardiovascular disease risk and as a tool in the management of patients receiving lipid-lowering therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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