Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care Summary: Evaluation and Management of Lipid Disorders: Primary and Preventive Care Review.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality for women, and only a small percentage of women have optimally managed risk factors. One of the strongest risk factors for CVD is an increased lipid level. Many women seek primary care from obstetrician-gynecologists who often identify and provide initial management of dyslipidemia in these women. Thus, it is imperative that obstetrician-gynecologists become familiar with the identification and treatment of women with dyslipidemia to minimize their future risk of CVD. This monograph provides a brief primer on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of dyslipidemia in women, as it pertains to CVD risk.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Christopher, BA; Pagidipati, NJ

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 133 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 609 -

PubMed ID

  • 30801472

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-233X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003139


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States