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Intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering in cardiovascular disease prevention: opportunities and challenges

Intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering in cardiovascular disease prevention: opportunities and challenges

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https://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/31/heartjnl-2020-318760.abstract

Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemia from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) were updated in late 2019 in light of recent intervention trials involving the use of innovative lipid-lowering agents in combination with statins.