Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Measurement of blood of lipids and lipoproteins has become one of the most frequently performed assays in clinical chemistry laboratories, reflecting their role in the aetiology of cardiovascular disease.
Pocket Reference to Comprehensive Lipid Testing and Management provides an overview of the purpose of lipid testing, diagnosis and lipid profiles as well as the goals of treatment and pharmacological management of lipid levels.
The book is divided into two parts, one covering lipid testing and one covering lipid management in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Written by a leading and highly respected expert in the field
Concise pocket-sized format
Particularly aimed at cardiologists, clinical researchers, general practitioners, and primary care physicians
Summarises the key trials in the field in a user-friendly manner
Part one Lipid testing.- 1 Atherosclerosis and clinical atherosclerosis.- 2 From cholesterol to lipoproteins and apolipoproteins.- 3 Lipid testing.- 4 Lipid profiles.- 5 Lipid testing and prediction of coronary heart disease.- 6 Lipid risk factors in prediction of coronary heart disease – is any one factor best.- Part two Lipid management.- 7 Goals of lipid management.- 8 Cholesterol lowering and prevention of CHD.- 9 Cholesterol goals in current guidelines.- 10 Lipid management in clinical practice.- 11 Drugs for lipid management.- 12 Diabetic dyslipidaemia.- 13 LDL apheresis.- 14 Lipid modifying agents under development.