According to the ATP III guidelines, when does triglyceride treatment take priority over LDL treatment?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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If triglycerides are 500 or above, their treatment takes priority over low-density lipoprotein (LDL) treatment to prevent pancreatitis, unless the patient has a high risk for an acute coronary artery disease (CAD) event, in which case simultaneous treatment for both conditions should be considered.


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