Managing Residual Risk After Myocardial Infarction Among Individuals with Low Cholesterol Levels

Academic Article


  • About one-half of individuals with an acute myocardial infarction have a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level of less than 100 mg/dL at the time of occurrence, but remain at risk for recurrent events. This residual risk is likely mediated by multiple factors, including burden of atherosclerosis, residual dyslipidemia, nonlipid risk factors, and suboptimal implementation of lifestyle therapy and evidence-based pharmacologic therapy. This article reviews management options for this high-risk population.
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  • Colantonio LD; Bittner V
  • Start Page

  • 171
  • End Page

  • 184
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 1