Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Lipids beyond LDL-c: HDL-c and triglycerides

5' education - Feb. 25, 2020 - Prof. Peter Libby, MD - Boston, MA, USA

In the past, why was triglycerides not identified as a risk factor?

  • A. Because at the time, patients did not have very high triglyceride levels
  • B. Because CV risk disappears after adjusting for risk factors, which include HDL-c
  • C. Only in combination with very high LDL-c levels, a high triglyceride level is a risk factor
  • D. B and C are true
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Educational information

This video was recorded as part of the two-day meeting 'Current Challenges in Lipid Management and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction' at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA on October 31 2019.


Prof. Peter Libby is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA, VS) and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, VS).


This recording was independently developed under auspices of PACE-cme. The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of PACE-cme.

The information and data provided in this program were updated and correct at the time of the program development, but may be subject to change.

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