Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
versão On-line ISSN 1806-9282
ALFONSO, John Edwin Feliciano e ARIZA, Iván Darío Sierra. Raising HDL cholesterol: which is the best strategy?. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.4, pp.369-376. ISSN 1806-9282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-42302008000400025.
After having reached the objective for the LDL cholesterol levels, it becomes imperative to reach the objective for HDL cholesterol, known for its anti-atherogenic properties, generally confirmed in many epidemiological studies. This review deals, in a clear and concise manner, with the different alternatives available in daily clinical practice to raise the HDL cholesterol levels of patients, to achieve better outcomes in terms of morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease.
Palavras-chave : Cholesterol HDL; Smoking; Statins; Fibrates; Rimonabant.