Clinical Considerations in the Dyslipidemic Patient: Indications and Strategies for Treatment

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A variety of economi and social pressures are expanding the role of the primary care physician and discouraging the use of specialists in patient care. Thus, a thorough understanding of normal variations in human physiology is even more important that it has been in the past in the past for clinicians. The treatment of dyslipidemia is an excellent example: age, gender and race all have an important impact in serum lipoproteins intelligent therapy begins with an informed assessment of the individual patient, in whom the first task is to decide whether or not dyslipidemia actally exists. The second task is to be aware of the appropriate time in development to intiate optimal therapy so that harmful sequelae are prevented

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