Physicians are likely to confront several common dilemmas in the management of hyperlipidemia. This chapter presents cases from actual practice to illustrate some of these dilemmas and to provide the best evidenced-based decisions grounded in the information presented in previous chapters to provide optimal care for the primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in a patient with hyperlipidemia.
Case 1: The Well Elderly Patient
TC = 254 mg/dl
LDL = 188 mg/dl
HDL = 41 mg/dl
TG = 125 mg/dl