Goal of Lipid Lowering Drugs

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Prevent myocardial infarction (M.I.’s are still the number one killer in the U.S.) and other atherosclerotic disorders such as stroke and peripheral vascular disease (common in the femoral artery; some patients will be unable to take a few steps without ischemia and pain in their leg due to occlusion of their large arteries in the leg—namely the femoral artery), prevent reinfarction (statins), and increase survival.

Approach: Prophylactic use to reduce formation of atherosclerotic plaque and subsequent narrowing of lumen in cardiac arteries.

Category: Pharmacology Notes



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