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Cholesterol Disorders

“Lower is better” regardless of the lipid-lowering agent used, publication confirms.

A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage.

The patient drove himself to the ED after experiencing symptoms while playing basketball. He has a history of anxiety, but is this more than a case of nerves over a missed foul shot?

Be alert for the pitfalls in ECG interpretation of ACS. An initial tracing can be normal in about 10% of cases, even during chest pain. Nonspecific changes occur in another 5% to 15% of cases.

These agents lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease, but they may actually increase the risk of Parkinson disease. Caution advised.

Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association also suggest a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target, all in keeping with recent changes in cardiovascular risk management guidelines.

Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?

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