Management of dyslipidemia as a cardiovascular risk factor in individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Kathleen E. Corey, Naga Chalasani

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Abstract

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent cause of liver disease in the United States and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. CVD is one of the most common causes of death among individuals with NAFLD and management of NAFLD must extend beyond liver disease to include CVD risk modification. Clinicians should assess CVD risk with the Framingham Risk Score and screen for CVD risk factors including dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, tobacco use, and the metabolic syndrome. CVD risk factors, particularly dyslipidemia, require aggressive medical management to reduce the high risk of CVD events and death in individuals with NAFLD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1077-1084
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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