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  aravindk - 01/07/17 16:03
 
  A 50-year-old previously healthy man comes to his physician for a scheduled follow-up examination. He works as an electrician, which involves a significant amount of physical activity when working. He says he also runs 5 miles twice a week and is on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. His father died of a ‘heart attack’ at the age of 54, and he has smoked one pack of cigarettes daily for the past 25 years. He denies alcohol or illicit drug use. He says he leads a low-stress lifestyle and has no complaints. His current medication include lisinopril. On presentation, his blood pressure is 135/85 mm Hg. Laboratory studies from a week ago show:
Total cholesterol 287 mg/dL
HDL 65 mg/dL
LDL 180 mg/dL
Which of the following is the best next step in patient care?
A Initiate drug therapy for control of his hyperlipidemia
B Educate the patient about diet and exercise and repeat the tests within 4 weeks
C Educate the patient about diet and exercise and repeat the tests within a year
D Initiate a mandatory low-fat diet for the patient
E No intervention is indicated
 
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  aravindk - 01/07/17 16:04
 
  ans?  
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  dermat - 01/09/17 16:21
 
  B)?  
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  hesslid - 01/10/17 16:30
 
  BB  
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  aravindk - 01/12/17 23:56
 
  I think it is A based on CAD mortality risk  
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  dermat - 01/14/17 13:31
 
  he is indeed AT RISK!
but we should begin first with diet plan n exercise prog and then switch on to the drugs if no changes are seen on blood analysis.
 
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  lamonti - 01/14/17 18:34
 
  He is already on diet and already exercising. I would go for A  
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