What is the prognosis of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Patients with hyperlipidemia are at extremely high risk of developing premature coronary artery disease (CAD) (30%). [31] If the disease is inadequately managed, the prognosis is poor, especially if other cardiovascular risk factors are present. If the patient complies with lipid-lowering therapy, dietary modification, and lifestyle modification and if therapy is successful, outcome is improved significantly.


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