Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Triglyceride plus HDL-C level identifies subpopulations at increased risk of CHD or stroke

Triglyceride and HDL-C Dyslipidemia and Risks of Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke by Glycemic Dysregulation Status: The Strong Heart Study

Literature - Lee JS, Chang P-Y, Zhang Y, et al. - Diabetes Care 2017; published online ahead of print

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In a prospective cohort study, high fasting TG levels in combination with low HDL-C levels were associated with increased risks of incident CHD and ischaemic stroke, particularly in patients with diabetes or with an LDL-C level of ≥130 mg/dL, independently of other CVD risk factors. These results may contribute to the optimisation of lipid-lowering therapies.

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