Don't Jump to Meds for Patients With Elevated Triglycerides

Questions will come up about how to manage high triglycerides...due to recent guidance from the American College of Cardiology.

We know that a fasting triglyceride level of 1.7 mmol/L or higher is a marker for CV disease.

But clarify that using meds specifically to lower triglycerides isn't proven to reduce CV events...or to prevent pancreatitis, even in patients with triglycerides of 5.6 mmol/L or above.

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