Clinical Dilemmas in Lipid Management


Dr Pamela Morris, USA    19 December 2017

  1. Statins are safe and generally well-tolerated.
  2. True statin intolerance is relatively uncommon. It is critical to rigorously and systematically approach the evaluation and management of myalgia.
  3. Statin discontinuation in high-risk patients is associated with an increased risk of CV events.
  4. Other management strategies include using lower intensity/dose of statin, alternative dosing strategies, combination with nonstatin agents, nonstatin monotherapy.

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