So of course they miss the obvious that 50% of those admitted with CVD did NOT have raised LDL (although they did have lower HDL) but instead use it as rational to consider tightening the guidelines still further :frusty:Conclusions In a large cohort of patients hospitalized with CAD, almost half have admission LDL levels <100 mg/dL.
More than half the patients have admission HDL levels <40 mg/dL, whereas <10% have HDL ≥60 mg/dL. These findings may
provide further support for recent guideline revisions with even lower LDL goals and for developing effective treatments to raise
Chicken and egg? Maybe women are supposed to have raised cholesterol levels in response to underlying CVD/inflammation or whatever else may be going on?Predictors for higher LDL included female gender, no diabetes, history of hyperlipidemia, no prior lipid-lowering medications, and presenting with acute coronary syndrome.