Poll: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Elderly With ACS

A 70-year-old male patient presents for routine follow-up 4 weeks after hospital admission for inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. At the time, he had undergone stenting of the right coronary artery with a drug-eluting stent and has had an uneventful recovery so far. On maximally tolerated statin therapy, a lipid panel today shows his low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is 65 mg/dL and triglycerides are 170 mg/dL.

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease, Dyslipidemia, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Prevention, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine, Hypertriglyceridemia, Lipid Metabolism, Nonstatins, Novel Agents, Statins, Interventions and ACS, Interventions and Vascular Medicine, Diet, Chronic Angina

Keywords: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fish Oils, Cholesterol, LDL, Triglycerides, Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Drug-Eluting Stents, Coronary Vessels, Follow-Up Studies, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Dietary Supplements, Stents

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