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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The ignored number in Tim Russert's post mortem

In 2008 did cardiologists calculate non-HDLc?

The link above shows two articles that talks about many tests that were done on Tim Russert but never does the following subtraction:

Total Cholesterol:           155
Subtract HDLc   :             37

Non-HDLcholesterol:    118

By the guidelines of that time (which are never referred to in the NYT article), he was not at goal. 

The secondary NCEP goal for non-HDLc was less than 100.

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