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What? There are new guidelines on lowering cholesterol. We have, for years, targeted LDL (the bad cholesterol) to be under 100 in at-risk patients. Now, the LDL target number is under 70!
An LDL below 70 mg/dL should be the goal for all patients with coronary artery disease, or those with diabetes plus at least one additional risk factor (smoker, high blood pressure, history of stroke, chronic kidney disease).
Be aware of your risk factors. And, get to goal!
I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients.
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