Pharmacology of Triglyceride Management

Authors: S. Maggie Spriggs, DNP FNP-C CCRN
Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 Minutes
Publication Date: November 29, 2021
Expiration date: November 29, 2024



Lipid management in coronary heart disease has largely focused on reduction in LDL cholesterol with compelling clinical data in this regard. Triglycerides, however, are emerging as an important target for lipid management as more is learned about the details of lipid physiology.

You Will Learn

  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of hypertriglyceridemia
  • Recognize the signs of complications from hypertriglyceridemia
  • Identify the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for elevated triglycerides

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.