Reliability of calculated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

Jeffrey W. Meeusen, Christine L. Snozek, Nikola A. Baumann, Allan S Jaffe, Amy K. Saenger

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Abstract

Aggressive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering strategies are recommended for prevention of cardiovascular events in high-risk populations. Guidelines recommend a 30% to 50% reduction in at-risk patients even when LDL-C concentrations are between 70 and 130 mg/dl (1.8 to 3.4 mmol/L). However, calculation of LDL-C by the Friedewald equation is the primary laboratory method for routine LDL-C measurement. We compared the accuracy and reproducibility of calculated LDL-C F values

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-540
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume116
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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