[New european guidelines for dyslipidemia]

Riesen, Walter F; Virgini, Vanessa; Vogt, Bruno; Rodondi, Nicolas (2012). [New european guidelines for dyslipidemia]. Revue médicale suisse, 8(331), 525-6, 528-30. Genève: Médecine & Hygiène

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Lifestyle changes should be considered before anything else in patients with dyslipidemia according to the new guidelines on dyslipidemias of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS). The guidelines recommend the SCORE system (Systematic Coronary Risk Estimation) to classify cardiovascular risk into four categories (very high, high, medium or low risk) as the basis for treatment decisions. HDL cholesterol, which is inversely proportional to cardiovascular risk, is included to the total risk estimation. In addition to calculating absolute risk, the guidelines contain a table with the relative risk, which could be useful in young patients with a low absolute risk, but high risk compared to individuals of the same age group.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension

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Vogt, Bruno




Médecine & Hygiène




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04 Oct 2013 14:43

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17 Mar 2015 21:39

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/17529 (FactScience: 225311)

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