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Criteria for Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia

Purpose:

To use a modification to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP II) criteria for cholesterol intervention which improves performance.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Cardiology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, options, selection

ICD-10:

E78.0

Description:

A modification of the NCEP II treatment criteria for cholesterol reduction was made to give greater weight to age as a coronary heart disease risk factor. This modification improves the ability to discriminate between higher and lower coronary heart disease risk groups. The revised system retains its classification ability in all age groups studied.

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