Science & Medicine:Medicine
LDL Limbo: How Low is Too Low?
There has been significant debate regarding the safety of achieving very low LDL-C levels, including a potential negative impact on cognitive function. The current ACC/AHA guidelines (circa 2013) suggest decreasing the statin dose in patients with two consecutive LDL-C levels below 40 mg/dL based on expert opinion. The lack of evidence has been a major challenge for clinicians and it is unclear whether medication doses should be reduced in high-risk patients who may benefit from very low LDL-C levels. A recently published meta-analysis sought to address this clinical dilemma.
Podcast Case: Very Low LDL Case
Guest Authors: Apryl Anderson, PharmD and Dave Dixon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CLS, CDE
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