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Published on December 30, 2016 | http://doi.org/10.5867/medwave.2016.6825
Are therapeutic LDL goals justified? Controversies between the European and American guidelines
¿Están justificados los objetivos terapéuticos de LDL?: controversias entre las guías europeas y americanas
Dyslipidemia is one of the most important risk factors of the cardiovascular disease, so its treatment is one of the key strategies of cardiovascular prevention. Statins have been consolidated as the reference treatment for the reduction of serum cholesterol levels. There are some divergences in the treatment of dyslipidemia between American and European guidelines. This narrative review discusses the key points of this controversy.