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45 yo man for annual health maintenance examination


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submitted by dorsal_vein(3),

Many students will get this question wrong because of a similar question on Uworld. This patient has an extremely high triglyceride level and has no history of cardiovascular disease. Fibrates should be prescribed to prevent pancreatitis.

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submitted by feliperamirez(1),

According to the AHA every patient with TG above 500 should receive fibrates, even though statins can decrease TG levels.