What is the secondary prevention for cardiovascular events in patients with 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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In secondary prevention, all patients with CHD, other atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), diabetes mellitus, or a Framingham 10-year risk of greater than 20% should be screened with a full lipid panel. [49] Evaluate the patient’s risk for cardiovascular events. Patients considered at high risk include those who have CHD without major risk factors or other risks associated with very high risk.


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