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A comparison of non-HDL and LDL cholesterol goal attainment in a large, multinational patient population: the Lipid Treatment Assessment Project 2.

  • Author(s): Santos, Raul D
  • Waters, David D
  • Tarasenko, Lisa
  • Messig, Michael
  • Jukema, J Wouter
  • Chiang, Cheng-Wen
  • Ferrieres, Jean
  • Foody, Joanne M
  • et al.

OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the success in attaining non-HDL-cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goals in the multinational L-TAP 2 study. METHODS: 9955 patients ≥20 years of age with dyslipidemia on stable lipid-lowering therapy were enrolled from nine countries. RESULTS: Success rates for non-HDL-C goals were 86% in low, 70% in moderate, and 52% in high-risk patients (63% overall). In patients with triglycerides of >200 mg/dL success rates for non-HDL-C goals were 35% vs. 69% in those with ≤200 mg/dL (p < 0.0001). Among patients attaining their LDL-C goal, 18% did not attain their non-HDL-C goal. In those with coronary disease and at least two risk factors, only 34% and 30% attained respectively their non-HDL-C and LDL-C goals. Rates of failure in attaining both LDL-C and non-HDL-C goals were highest in Latin America. CONCLUSIONS: Non-HDL-C goal attainment lagged behind LDL-C goal attainment; this gap was greatest in higher-risk patients.

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