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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Lipid Lowering

If patient <40 years and has a predicted cardiovascular event rate of 30% or more over 10 years treat with simvastatin 40 mg daily.

There are no goals for treatment and no evidence to support uptitration.

If patients >= 40 years should be treated with a statin regardless of baseline total blood cholesterol concentration.
Recommended drug and dose is simvastatin 40mg daily.

If goals not achieved (i.e. total cholesterol concentration <5.0 mmol/l and a 25% reduction) then discuss medicine adherence. 

Click here for cholesterol guideline.

Last Updated: 06 February 2015