Half of high-risk patients fail to reach their LDL-C target

Research reveals treatment non-adherence is partly to blame

Cholesterol complacency and undertreatment are synonymous with cardiovascular disease, an Australian report suggests, with almost half of high-risk patients failing to reach recommended LDL-C targets.

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The report by Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and funded by Amgen analysed 10 years of data on almost 110,000 Australians with CVD.

It found that while 79% of participants were prescribed the recommended lipid lowering therapy,