Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Higher nonfasting triglycerides increase the risk of heart failure

Nonfasting Triglycerides, Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, and Heart Failure Risk: Two Cohort Studies of 113 554 Individuals

Literature - Varbo A and Nordestgaard BG. - ATVB 2018; published online ahead of print

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Stepwise higher concentrations of nonfasting TGs were associated with stepwise higher risk of HF, which was not the case for LDL-c. These findings support the need for further investigations examining whether TG and remnant cholesterol lowering in those with high concentrations would lower the HF risk.

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