All-cause and cardiovascular mortality in treated patients with severe hypertriglyceridaemia: A long-term prospective registry study.
OBJECTIVE: To examine all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with severe hypertriglyceridaemia. METHODS: 337 patients aged less than 80 years (47 with diabetes, 75 women) with a fasting triglyceride concentration on at least two occasions of >5.0mmol/l were registered by 21 lipid clinics in the United Kingdom and followed prospectively between 1980 and 2008 for 4353 person-years. The standardised mortality ratio (SMR) was calculated by comparison with the general population. RE...Expand abstract
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