Letters NICE on lipid modification

NICE’s simplified approach to lipids will not work

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39605.513889.3A (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1324
  1. Stuart J Laurie, general practitioner
  1. 1Long Lane Medical Centre, Liverpool L9 6DQ
  1. stuart.laurie{at}livgp.nhs.uk

Although starting all patients on simvastatin 40 mg for secondary prevention is a sound approach for many,1 a substantial proportion will not achieve the targets of less than 4 mmol/l for total cholesterol and 2 mmol/l for low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol with this …

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