Chapter 11. Lipid-Lowering in the Elderly Patient

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Anthony S. Wierzbicki Consultant Chemical Pathologist

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch11

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Wierzbicki, A. S. (2009) Lipid-Lowering in the Elderly Patient, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

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Keywords:

  • atherosclerosis - disease of aging;
  • lipid-lowering in elderly patients;
  • fibrates used to lower triglycerides and raise HDL-C;
  • nicotinic acid - raise HDL-C and reduce triglycerides;
  • ezetimibe - specific cholesterol absorption inhibitor reducing LDL-C;
  • bile acid sequestrants;
  • omega-3 fatty acids reducing triglycerides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Statins

  • Fibrates

  • Nicotinic acid

  • Ezetimibe

  • Bile acid sequestrants

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Guidelines

  • Key points

  • Links

  • References