In this post, I link to and excerpt from The Cribsiders‘ #41: The Good, the Bad, and the Fasting: Dyslipidemia with Dr. Stephen Daniels. DECEMBER 22, 2021 By SAM MASUR
All that follows is from the above resource.
- Screen patients once before and once after puberty.
- Universal screening is important for both patient and family intervention.
- Heterozygous familial hyperlipidemia is common! Patients do not have to be obese.
- Dyslipidemia management always starts with lifestyle changes.
Dyslipidemia Show Notes
Dyslipidemia can be diagnosed based on various components of the lipid panel. The following values are used as cutoffs for what is considered borderline versus abnormal.
Decoding the Lipid Panel