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TABLE 5

Recommended LDL Concentrations for Pharmacologic Treatment of Children and Adolescents 10 Years and Older22,56 

Patient CharacteristicsRecommended Cut Points
No other risk factors for CVD LDL concentration is persistently >190 mg/dL despite diet therapy 
Other risk factors present, including obesity, hypertension, or cigarette smoking or positive family history of premature CVD LDL concentration is persistently >160 mg/dL despite diet therapy 
Children with diabetes mellitus Pharmacologic treatment should be considered when LDL concentration is ≥130 mg/dL 
Patient CharacteristicsRecommended Cut Points
No other risk factors for CVD LDL concentration is persistently >190 mg/dL despite diet therapy 
Other risk factors present, including obesity, hypertension, or cigarette smoking or positive family history of premature CVD LDL concentration is persistently >160 mg/dL despite diet therapy 
Children with diabetes mellitus Pharmacologic treatment should be considered when LDL concentration is ≥130 mg/dL 
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