Which patients have an optional low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) goal of less than 70 mg/dL for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)?

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mose July, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Optional LDLc goal less than 70 mg/dL, especially for very high risk patients include the following:

  • Patients with CHD and multiple other major risk factors for CHD, especially diabetes

  • Severe, poorly controlled risk factors, especially continued cigarette smoking

  • Multiple risk factors of the metabolic syndrome

  • Patients admitted with an acute coronary syndrome


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