The premise of this Little Book is that the learned individual will be motivated to seek assistance in reducing his/her risk of suffering a vascular event. This book provides the reader with language to understand lipid measurements, background to consider risk assessment, lipid goals, and tools currently available to achieve risk factor reduction. Patient stories illustrate t only the myriad of problems that are encountered, but methods employed to achieve success - ideal lipids.
The author, Philip H. Frost, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the Department of Medicine. He is a clinician, clinical investigator, who for more than 40 years has worked in the field of cardiovascular risk reduction. He currently sees patients in Private Practice and at UCSF in the Faculty Lipid Practice.