Pediatric lipid screening

Catherine J. McNeal, Lisa Underland, Don P. Wilson, Piers R. Blackett

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Primordial and primary prevention of premature cardiovascular disease has become an important focus of preventive healthcare in the pediatric population. The purpose of this review is to describe current guidelines for lipid screening in the USA and the rationale for the guidelines, including evolution of the guidelines, controversies regarding universal lipid screening, and differences between the pediatric and adult lipid screening guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-436
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Lipidology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • atherosclerosis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • dyslipidemia
  • guidelines
  • lipid
  • primary prevention
  • risk factor
  • youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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