Non-HDL Cholesterol

Non-HDL Cholesterol

  • ASCVD risk remains high in patients who have attained the guideline – recommended LDL-C goals.
  • In some circumstances like diabetes, obesity or very low LDL-C, it may underestimate the risk conferred by other apoB-containing lipoproteins.
  • In these conditions, the simple calculation of non-HDL-C captures all apoB-containing lipoproteins, including remnant cholesterol.
  • LAI recommendations-2020

o Non-HDL-C is a co-primary target

o Elevated apoB is a moderate nonconventional risk factor (a level >110 mg/dL of apoB corresponds to an LDL-C >130 mg/dL).

LDL Cholesterol

Has Limitation Overall

Non-HDL-C

Is The First Choice You See

For Now, ApoB

Has To Stay As Option B!

Dr. SS. Iyengar

Dr. SS. Iyengar is a currently associated with Manipal Hospital (Bangalore) is an Interventional Cardiologist who values shared medical decision-making and believes that input from patients and families is as vital to the process as physician input is. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and interventional treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as acute heart attack, heart failure, arthymia, rhythm disturbance, valvoplasty.Having done his MBBS, MD(Medicine),DM(Cardiology) from Pune University,he further went to do his fellowship from Royal College Of Physicians (U.K).

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