Cardiovascular Disease - Dyslipidemia Background 


Disease Etiology
Dyslipidemia refers to abnormal levels of lipids in the blood, typically high levels of total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglyceride (TG) and/or low levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) (1). Dyslipidemia can also be described as hyperlipoproteinemia or hyperlipidemia (referring to abnormally high levels of TC, LDL-C or TG) or hypercholesterolemia (referring to elevated TC and/or LDL-C).

Dyslipidemia can be classified as

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