Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

ESC/EAS statin eligibility criteria in primary prevention should include very high TG levels

Unmet need for primary prevention in individuals with hypertriglyceridaemia not eligible for statin therapy according to European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society guidelines: a contemporary population-based study

Literature - Madsen CM, Varbo A, Nordestgaard BG. - Eur Heart J 2017; published online ahead of print

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In a large population-based study, high TG levels identified individuals at high risk of ASCVD, who would not be definite eligible for statin treatment according to the 2016 ESC/EAS guidelines. These results suggest that guidelines on statin eligibility in primary prevention might have to be expanded to individuals with hypertriglyceridemia.


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