Case Study – December 2022
Our patient case study specially curated for you by our Faculty Member, Prof. Samer Ellahham on concerns about statin associated Diabetes Mellitus.
Case Study: RS is a 64-year-old Male having dyslipidemia.
BP 144/87 mm Hg
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) 112 mg/dL
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) of 47 mg/dL
Triglycerides 190 mg/dL
(-) tobacco, (-) alcohol
Body mass index (BMI) 33 kg/m2
Valsartan 80 mg/d
Father developed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and ASCVD at age 58
Fasting blood glucose 103 mg/dL
Serum Creatinine 1.1 mg/dL
Urinary analysis within normal limits
RS reports that he is reluctant to take statins as they cause diabetes especially with his family history.
Quiz of the month – August 2022
Take our patient case study quiz specially curated for you by our Faculty Member, Prof. Stephen Nicholls.
Case Study: A 63 year old man presents for review after experiencing an inferior myocardial infarction 6 months previously with successful PCI and stenting to the right coronary artery. Angiography revealed minor coronary disease involving the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries. He has a background of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
His current medications include aspirin 100 mg daily, ticagrelor 90 mg bd, atorvastatin 80 mg daily, metformin 1000 mg daily, empagliflozin 10 mg daily, perindopril 5 mg daily and metoprolol 25 mg bd.
His biochemistry revealed HbA1c 6.8%, LDL-C 70 mg/dL, HDL-C 37 mg/dL and triglycerides 225 mg/dL.