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Friday, September 30, 2011

Xanthelasmata Identified as Independent CV Risk Factor - Forbes

Xanthelasmata Identified as Independent CV Risk Factor - Forbes

"The authors conclude that the presence of xanthelasmata could help clinicians when they diagnose heart disease and associated conditions. And they add that their findings “could be of particular value in societies where access to laboratory facilities and thus lipid profile measurement is difficult.”

An accompanying editorial concludes that, overall, the evidence highlights the importance of a comprehensive physical examination and suggests that xanthelasmata could be used by general clinicians to help identify people at higher risk of cardiovascular disease."

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