Statin resistant dyslipidemia in a patient treated with amiodarone

Ahmad AlSarraf, Min Li, Jiri Frohlich

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The authors describe a patient treated with amiodarone presented with high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels who did not respond to treatment with a statin. Both amiodarone and amiodarone induced hypothyroidism influence the synthesis of LDL-receptor which may explain the lack of effect of statin. This was confirmed by normalisation of LDL-C upon discontinuation of amiodarone and treatment with thyroxine.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ case reports
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


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