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Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of hyperlipidaemia in general practice
|Title: ||Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of hyperlipidaemia in general practice|
|Affiliation: ||Irish College of General Practicioners Research and Education Foundation|
|Publisher: ||Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)|
|Issue Date: ||Aug-1991 |
|Description: ||The high prevalence of cardiovascular disease has focussed the attention of the medical
profession and the general public for many years. The Irish College of General Practitioners
since it was founded in 1984 has recognised that a variety of views exist regarding the
extent to which specific risk factors relate to cardiovascular disease and in particular to
coronary heart disease.
The Clinical Review Committee was established in June 1990 to address the question of
hyperlipidaemia and in particular of hypercholesterolaemia and their relevance to the
development of cardiovascular disease.
After much discussion, debate and review of the literature, the Committee has arrived at a
consensus statement which I believe is fair and reflects the true position. However, because
of the wide range of views held by members of the Task Force, arriving at a consensus was
not easy. The reservations of two members of the committee were respected and are noted
in the final document.
Hopefully, this statement will stimulate further debate and discussion and will serve as a
guideline for the practising profession. Our thanks are due to the members of the
Committee and in particular to Dr John Cox who headed the Task Force and worked
arduously in researching the subject and producing the final document.|
|Keywords: ||GENERAL PRACTICE|
|Appears in Collections: ||ICGP|
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