The new cholesterol education imperative and some comments on niacin Article Editorial Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction

abstract

  • The complexity of interactions between lipid subfractions presents a challenge to clinicians in terms of risk assessment and treatment planning, as well as patient education. Growing recognition of the importance of subfractions beyond low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease underscores the need to target therapy toward specific lipid abnormalities and has led to renewed appreciation for niacin as a lipid-modifying agent.

publication date

  • February 15, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Editorial

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-9149(97)01028-X

PubMed ID

  • 9485142

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 492

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 81

number

  • 4