Lipid goals

Patrick C. Chenu Published in the journal : November 2016 Category : GRAPA

Summary :

Lipid goals depend on the patients' cardiovascular risk level, patients in secondary prevention being by principle at “very-high risk”. For patients in primary prevention, their cardiovascular risk must first be assessed with the aid of the “SCORE” table, except for those who can be classified without any risk calculation, owing to their many cardiovascular risk factors or associated diseases. The calculated risk SCORE must then be modulated by the patients' HDL-cholesterol levels, significant family history of premature cardiovascular disease, and certain others physical, biological, or life style parameters. Depending on the risk score obtained, we next determine the lipid objectives, along with the treatments required to achieve these goals.

Key Words

Cardiovascular risk, lipid goals