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Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood

Stephen R. Daniels, Frank R. Greer
TABLE 5

Recommended LDL Concentrations for Pharmacologic Treatment of Children and Adolescents 10 Years and Older22,56

Patient CharacteristicsRecommended Cut Points
No other risk factors for CVDLDL concentration is persistently >190 mg/dL despite diet therapy
Other risk factors present, including obesity, hypertension, or cigarette smoking or positive family history of premature CVDLDL concentration is persistently >160 mg/dL despite diet therapy
Children with diabetes mellitusPharmacologic treatment should be considered when LDL concentration is ≥130 mg/dL