The apoB dyslipoproteinemias are major common causes of vascular disease. But until now, accurate diagnosis has not been possible. Now, based on the apoB algorithm, that is outlined and illustrated in this book, family physicians as well as cardiologists, endo crinologists and internists will be able to easily and accurately identify and treat these disorders. With just total cholesterol, triglycerides and apoB, all the apoB dyslipoproteinemias, with the exception of elevated Lp(a), can be identified using the apoB algorithm. The apoB app, which incorporates this algorithm, is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and is free.
This book presents the physiology, epidemiology and clinical trial results that demonstrate why this approach is so useful clinically. You will learn which forms of severe hypertriglyceridemia markedly increase the risk of vascular disease versus those that increase the risk of pancreatitis, which patients with high LDL-C or non-HDL C are NOT at increased risk of vascular disease versus those that are, which patients with normal LDL-C and non-HDL-C are at high risk of vascular disease versus those who are not.
You will learn how to treat these different disorders and you will also learn how to assess the adequacy of LDL lowering therapy much more accurately than you can do at present. This new knowledge will help you improve the care of your patients and we believe that your greater expertise will give you greater pleasure in giving better care.