The Role of Lipids in Atherosclerosis
Central Florida Health News|November 2020
Last time we spoke of the various factors that play a part in plaque buildup and rupture causing a heart attack/stroke. We discussed the role of inflammation. This time, we will discuss the role of lipids. We know these are important and these numbers can be impacted by various treatments. So the question to be answered is who needs to be treated and how. Clearly, those who have had a prior heart attack, stents, bypass or stroke need aggressive treatment. What about people who have never had any vascular disease? Who amongst them should be treated and how?
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