What is the role of a lipid profile in the workup of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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A lipid profile may be helpful if obtained upon presentation, because levels can change after 12-24 hours of an acute illness. However, regardless of the lipid profile results, initiation of a high-intensity statin is recommended in all patients with acute coronary syndrome.


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