Lipid Abnormalities and Hypertension
Abnormalities of blood lipids constitute one of the more common risk factors for cardiovascular disease that coexist with systemic arterial hypertension (Table 33-1). Hypertension and lipid disturbances may be part of a genetic abnormality, the Familial Dyslipidemic Syndrome, which is found in approx 12% of people with hypertension and in approx 50% of those with early familial hypertension, increased LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Thus, it is often necessary to consider the additional cardiovascular risk associated with dyslipidemia when planning a therapeutic strategy for hypertensive patients.
KeywordsTotal Serum Cholesterol National Cholesterol Education Program Lipid Abnormality Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study Systemic Arterial Hypertension
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