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Between 1988 & 1994 and 1999 & 2004, use of pharmacological lipid-lowering treatment increased from 11.7% to 40.8%. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol control increased from 4.0% to 25.1% among those with
high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
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