Which patients are at very high risk for hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Patients considered at very high risk include individuals with CHD or other atherosclerotic vascular disease as well as 1 or more of the following: major risk factors (eg, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, active cigarette smoking) or acute coronary syndrome. [45, 47] Thus, these patients should be treated not only for their lipid disorder but also for other modifiable cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. [85, 86]


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