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Hypertriglyceridemia and Cardiovascular Disease: To Treat or Not to Treat

July 21, 2020

Session Description: This session will describe the efficacy and safety of lowering triglycerides in statin-treated patients with and without CVD, including patients with type 2 diabetes.

Faculty: Savitha Subramanian, MD
University of Washington

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Hypertriglyceridemia and explain evidence for the role of triglyceride rich lipoproteins in the development of atherosclerosis.
  2. Describe efficacy and safety in CVD outcome trials of triglyceride lowering drugs, including omega-3 fatty acids.
  3. Identify which patients might benefit from the addition of omega-3 fatty acids or fibrates to statin therapy.
  4. Discuss benefits and risks of omega-3 fatty acids in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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