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"Types I and V are not shown. Type I is a rare elevation of chylomicrons treatable only by diet (removing long chained fatty acids). Type V involves elevation of both chylomicrons and VLDL and can be viewed as an extreme type IV.

Chol, cholesterol;TG, triglyceride;CHD, coronary heart disease;LDL, low density lipoproteins;LPL, lipoprotein lipase;VLDL, very low density lipoprotein;HDL, high-density lipoprotein;IDL, intermediate-density lipoprotein.

"Types I and V are not shown. Type I is a rare elevation of chylomicrons treatable only by diet (removing long chained fatty acids). Type V involves elevation of both chylomicrons and VLDL and can be viewed as an extreme type IV.

Chol, cholesterol;TG, triglyceride;CHD, coronary heart disease;LDL, low density lipoproteins;LPL, lipoprotein lipase;VLDL, very low density lipoprotein;HDL, high-density lipoprotein;IDL, intermediate-density lipoprotein.

dramatically reinforced by the recent recognition of a potentially fatal consequence of statin use. A relatively common side effect of the statins (perhaps 1% of patients) is myositis, that is, inflammation of skeletal muscle accompanied by pain, weakness, and high levels of serum creatine kinase. Rhabdomyolysis, i.e., disintegration of muscle with urinary excretion of myoglobin and kidney damage, was considered to be a rare and extreme toxic outcome. However, cerivastatin (Baycol) has now been withdrawn from the market by its manufacturer (Bayer) because of 31 deaths linked to fatal rhabdomyolysis. The risk of muscle damage is said to increase with simultaneous use of the triglyceride-lowering fibrates. Pravastatin may be less toxic than other statins because it does not readily penetrate extrahepatic cells and may be more confined to the liver after oral dosage.

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