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Practical guide to pharmacological lipid management

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Practical guide to pharmacological lipid management

Pharmacological guide and resources to help you manage patients with high cholesterol

High cholesterol is a significant risk factor of CVD and contributes to a third of coronary heart disease burden.1 Evidence suggests that statins are the most effective lipid lowering method and should be the first-line agent when managing patients with high cholesterol.2

In this pharmacological management guide, developed to help you manage patients with high cholesterol, you will find:

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Use this short animation to help show your patients what high cholesterol is, and how it may increase their risk for heart disease.

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Healthy lifestyle changes are also strongly recommended for management of cholesterol and other CVD risk factors. See Lifestyle management for more information.

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  1. AIHW 2019a. Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: Interactive data on disease burden, Cat. no. BOD 24. Canberra: AIHW.
  2. National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance. Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. 2021.
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Last updated16 March 2024