New treatment thresholds for triglycerides

By  |  July 17, 2011 | 

The AHA has released a scientific statement recommending treatment of triglycerides only if they exceed 500. This is significantly higher than previous recommendations, and is based on lack of causal evidence that lowering triglycerides by medical therapy improves outcomes (statement link)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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