does not directly affect the production or clearance of ldl
, although both lipoproteins are important in understanding risk for heart attack
Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). Lowering high ldl-p is the primary goal of therapy. When ldl-p is at goal, cvd risk is still high with low hdl-p.