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Pursuing the Next Step in Reduction of Residual CV Risk

Dyslipidemia 2015

Chapter 1: Lipid Lowering: The Road to Current Treatment Guidelines

Jean C. Grégoire, MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist Montreal Heart Institute Associate Professor of Medicine
Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

On the basis of randomized trials over the past 2 decades, the treatment goals for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) have been lowered repeatedly. In Canada, the current LDL-C goal for patients with high risk of cardiovascular (CV) events is ≤2.0 mmol/L or a ≥50% reduction from a pre-treatment level.1 This represents a practical target for LDL-C reductions, even though the level of LDL-C with no additional CV risk reductions has yet to be defined. Whether or not newer, more effective therapies for control of LDL-C provide the evidence for another, yet still-lower LDL-C target, many Canadians with established CV disease or a risk equivalent are not at current goals. The reasons are varied, but such individuals represent a missed opportunity to avoid CV events and CV-associated mortality.

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