Hyperlipidemia in Older Adults

Farhan Aslam, Attiya Haque, L. Veronica Lee, Jo Anne Foody

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Abstract

Older adults carry the highest risk for coronary artery disease and the highest burden of atherosclerosis. Although most clinical trials of cholesterol-lowering therapy have not specifically targeted older persons, growing evidence supports treatment of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in older patients, especially those at high risk for coronary events. The decision to treat a high or high-normal cholesterol level in an elderly individual must be individualized based on chronologic and physiologic age. This article summarizes current data on lipid-lowering therapy in older adults and the management of hyperlipidemia in elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-606
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Hyperlipidemias
Hypercholesterolemia
LDL Cholesterol
Coronary Artery Disease
Atherosclerosis
Therapeutics
Cholesterol
Clinical Trials
Lipids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Hyperlipidemia in Older Adults. / Aslam, Farhan; Haque, Attiya; Lee, L. Veronica; Foody, Jo Anne.

In: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.11.2009, p. 591-606.

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Aslam, F, Haque, A, Lee, LV & Foody, JA 2009, 'Hyperlipidemia in Older Adults', Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 591-606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cger.2009.08.001
Aslam, Farhan ; Haque, Attiya ; Lee, L. Veronica ; Foody, Jo Anne. / Hyperlipidemia in Older Adults. In: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 591-606.
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