Clinical Case & Quiz

Instructions: Please read the following clinical case on for a secondary prevention patient with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Once you review the case, please take two minutes to complete the case questions regarding lipid management and treatment for this patient.

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61-year-old male

Patient History: Chronic stable angina. Post-anterior MI and LAD stent 3 years ago

Current Lipid Medication: Treated with atorvastatin 80 mg

Current Presentation:

  • Admitted for inferior MI - primary PCI and three stents in the right coronary artery
  • No restenosis in the LAD or atherosclerosis progression.
  • LV dysfunction with EF 41%
  • Lipid profile on admission: LDL= 2.1 mmol/L; fasting TG = 1.3 mmol/L

MI, myocardial infarction; LAD, left anterior descending artery; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; LV, left ventricular; EF, ejection fraction; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; TG, triglycerides; ACS, acute coronary syndrome; OD, once daily

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