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Dyslipidemia 2: Lipid Lowering Medications

In this episode, we listed the life-style management of dyslipidemia and lowering cardiovascular disease risk, and dived into the main classes of medications for lipid lowering: statins, niacin, fibrates, resins, and cholesterol absorption inhibitors. As an important side note, the signs and symptoms of statin-induced myopathies were discussed as well.

CCS 2012 guidelines: http://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(12)01510-3

DASH diet

Portfolio diet

Mediterranean Diet

Coming up: AHA guidelines: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437738.63853.7a.full.pdf+html

Drug information from:

  • Drug monographs
  • CPS: http://www.e-therapeutics.ca/
  • Therapeutic Choices: http://www.e-therapeutics.ca/
  • Rx Files: http://www.rxfiles.ca/rxfiles/modules/druginfoindex/druginfo.aspx


Dyslipidemia 1: CCS 2012 Guideline

We covered the key points on risk stratification and treatment targets from the 2012 CCS guideline on dyslipidemia. We also briefly highlighted cardiovascular age and secondary causes of dyslipidemia. Below are a few useful links:

2012 Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult:


Framingham Risk Score worksheet, and cardiovascular age conversion chart:


Dr. McCormack’s graphical FRS tool: