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July 1969

A Nomogram for Determining Types of Hyperlipidemia

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va

From the Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(1):64-65. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300170066012

A nomogram was devised which makes it possible to type hyperlipidemias when fasting cholesterol and triglyceride values are available. This approach sacrifices some precision when compared with lipoprotein electrophoresis but affords a useful guide to classifying hyperlipidemias when lipoprotein analysis is not readily available.