Friedewald-estimated versus directly measured low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and treatment implications Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cholesterol, LDL

abstract

  • The Friedewald equation tends to underestimate LDL-C most when accuracy is most crucial. Especially if triglyceride levels are ≥ 150 mg/dl, Friedewald estimation commonly classifies LDL-C as <70 mg/dl despite directly measured levels ≥ 70 mg/dl, and therefore additional evaluation is warranted in high-risk patients.

publication date

  • August 20, 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.01.079

PubMed ID

  • 23524048

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 732

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 62

number

  • 8