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A recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology observed a significant association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) risk. The current cohort study included 96,043 participants with the mean age of 51.3 years, assessed every 2 years between 2006 – 2012. All participants were free of stroke, myocardial infarction, and cancer when the study began in 2006.

When LDL-C is <70mg/dL there is a higher risk of ICH. This significant association may help determine ideal LDL ranges in patients who are at increased risk of atherosclerotic disease & hemorrhagic stroke.

Read the full study here.

View PEPID’s Primary Care Plus Ambulatory Care disease monograph for intracerebral hemorrhage here.

See the Low Density Lipid Cholesterol Goals Equation here

Use the equation by signing up for a free trial of PEPID’s profession-specific suites here.

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