Lipid Disorders

Paperback | March 26, 2009

byPaul Nicholls, Ian Young

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Over the past 20 years, effective treatments for lipid disorders have become available. With the high incidence of coronary artery disease in the developed world, interest in this area has greatly increased, and 10% of the UK population now qualify for lipid lowering treatment. It is thereforeimportant that the rational use of lipid-lowering treatment is based on an understanding of the underlying metabolic problem.This comprehensive but concise guide makes basic lipid metabolism understandable to the reader without over-simplification. The often confusing classification of lipid disorders is explained clearly, and this book will appeal to cardiologists, trainees and all related healthcare professionals whoare involved in prescribing lipid-lowering medications on a daily basis.

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Over the past 20 years, effective treatments for lipid disorders have become available. With the high incidence of coronary artery disease in the developed world, interest in this area has greatly increased, and 10% of the UK population now qualify for lipid lowering treatment. It is thereforeimportant that the rational use of lipid-lo...

Paul Nicholls is Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK. Ian Young is Professor of Medicine and Consultant Clinical Biochemist, Queen's University of Belfast and Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.22 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199569657

ISBN - 13:9780199569656

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Table of Contents

1. History of lipids2. Epidemiology3. Lipid particles4. Lipid metabolism5. Mechanisms of atherogenesis6. Hypercholesterolaemia and risk assessment7. Familial hypercholesterolaemia8. Hypertriglyceridaemia9. Treatments available10. Abnormal liver tests11. Muscle pains and CK12. Lipid drug trials13. Clinical cases