Optimising treatment of hyperlipidaemia: Quantitative evaluation of UK, USA and European guidelines taking account of both LDL cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease risk

Guidelines for cholesterol-lowering medication either advocate fixed dose statin treatment without low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets or treatment aimed at LDL cholesterol goals. The decrease in LDL cholesterol concentration determines the reduction in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
Source: Atherosclerosis