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Pharmacology Chapter 22: Mr. Collins Mr. Collins, age 50, is diagnosed with hyperlipidemia. He is 6' 1" and weighs 258 lbs. He is employed as a manager of a local department store. His exercise consists of work around his yard on weekends, and occasional walks with his family. He states he tries to follow a healthy diet but is inconsistent and can't seem to lose weight. His cholesterol level is 288 mg. He is prescribed Questran (cholestyramine) 4g 1-2 p.o daily. 1. According to the American Heart Association, what is the target range for cholesterol level? What is the target for LDL and HDL? What are the risks of increased levels? The target range for total cholesterol level for adult is good if it is 200 mg/dL or lower. The target range for LDL is good if it is 100 mg/dL or lower and 40 mg/dL or higher for HDL. HDL 60 mg/dL or above is desirable. Increased cholesterol will form plaque inside arteries that keep brain from getting enough blood and oxygen. If a clot completely blocks an artery feeding brain will cause

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