Lipids: Dyslipidemia Diagnosis And Treatment

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Dyslipidemia is a condition in which a person has either an extremely high level or low level of lipoprotein cholesterol. Did you know that it is a major factor to heart attacks? Find out more on its diagnosis and treatment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following appropriately represent the Friedewald Equation:
    • A. 

      LDL = TC – HDL – TG’s/5

    • B. 

      LDL = HDL + TG/5

    • C. 

      LDL = TC – HDL - VLDL

    • D. 

      TC = HDL + LDL + TG

  • 2. 
    The VAP:
    • A. 

      Is a comprehensive lipid analysis utilizing proprietary technology called the Vertical auto profile ultracentrifugation.

    • B. 

      Offers a direct measure LDL.

    • C. 

      Simultaneously measures cholesterol concentrations of all 5 lipoprotein classes and their subclasses in a nonfasting patient.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    As TG’s decrease, the LDL cholesterol estimation becomes artificially lowered and progressively more inaccurate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a desirable blood lipid value?
    • A. 

      High Total Cholesterol

    • B. 

      High LDL

    • C. 

      High HDL

    • D. 

      High TG

    • E. 

      None of the following are desirable

  • 5. 
    ____________________is elevation of plasma cholesterol, triglycerides (TGs), or both, or a low high-density lipoprotein level that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis.
    • A. 

      Hyperlipidemia

    • B. 

      Dyslipidemia

    • C. 

      Metabolic Syndrome

    • D. 

      Hypoapolipoproteins

  • 6. 
    There are 2 types of Dyslipidemia, ______________, which is associated with __________________________& __________________ which is associated with______________________________. _______________________________________.
    • A. 

      Primary; lifestyle; secondary; genetics

    • B. 

      Essential; genetic; secondary; lifestyle

    • C. 

      Hyperlipidemia; high cholesterol; hypolipidemia; low cholesterol

    • D. 

      Primary; genetics; secondary; lifestyle and other causes

  • 7. 
    A Triglyceride disorder is diagnosed by which of the following except:
    • A. 

      Increased levels of Triglycerides (TG) (>100mg/dL)

    • B. 

      Density Pattern B - Small LDL

    • C. 

      High levels of HDL and HDL sub-types HDL2 & HDL3

    • D. 

      Low levels of apoA1

    • E. 

      ↑ Remnant Lipoproteins

  • 8. 
    The Basic Lipid Panel is a direct-measured lipid panel and provides measurements for 15 lipid components.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A Statin, Bile Acid Sequestrant, or a ezetimibe may be used to treat a Cholesterol-Rich Disorder
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    All of the following are effective treatments for Triglyceride rich disorders except:
    • A. 

      Fibrate

    • B. 

      Niacin

    • C. 

      Omega-3

    • D. 

      Statins

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Even though the genetic component of cholesterol Lp(a) is an LDL with an additional protein tail, it does not respond to traditional LDL lowering agents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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