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Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

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Abstract:

A case on cardiovascular risk reduction is presented. Multiple cardiovascular risks (dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes) are addressed. Management of the metabolic syndrome and appropriate testing for the newer cardiovascular marker, C-reactive protein, are also discussed. The case emphasizes the importance of patient education about chronic disease states, which are often asymptomatic.

Keywords: Case study; cardiovascular risk; diabetes; hypertension; metabolic syndrome; mixed dyslipidemia

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4140/TCP.n.2006.493

Publication date: June 1, 2006

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