Herziening consensus cholesterol

D.W. Erkelens

Cholesterol consensus revised.

- A new text of the Dutch Cholesterol Consensus has been prepared by an expert committee, including general practitioners. Population screening is not advocated since the general cholesterol level in the Netherlands is higher than desired with regard to the atherosclerosis risk. Case-finding is advised in view of mutual enhancement of risk factor effects. Women and the elderly are not excluded from this strategy. Cholesterol levels should be measured repeatedly and if elevated, triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol levels should be measured also. If the cholesterol level is strongly elevated cholesterol synthesis inhibitors are medication of first choice.