Lipid Lowering in the Hypertensive Patient
(A report by Peter Sever from the June 2017 issue of ISH Hypertension News)
Hypertension and dyslipidaemia frequently co-exist. It is not surprising, therefore, that the majority of hypertensive patients warrant consideration for concomitant lipid-lowering therapy.
The most recent meta-analyses published by the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists Collaboration, reported that the lowering of LDL-cholesterol by approximately 1mmol/L, was associated with a reduction in vascular events of about one quarter.1 This meta-analysis demonstrated that in virtually all subgroups of patients studied, the relative risk reductions were consistent, including patients with hypertension.
ISH Hypertension News is available online @ http://ish-world.com/news/a/hypertensionnews/, ISSN: 2520-2782
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