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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 415  

Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and Duke Treadmill score

SS Tin1, V Wiwantikit2,  
1 Medical Center, China
2 Hainan Medical University, China

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Prof. S S Tin
Medical Center
China




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Tin S S, Wiwantikit V. Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and Duke Treadmill score.J Postgrad Med 2014;60:415-415


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Tin S S, Wiwantikit V. Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and Duke Treadmill score. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];60:415-415
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Sir,

With reference to Erkan et al's paper, the authors found that "low HDL-C levels may be associated with a moderate to high risk Duke Treadmill score in men, but not in women." [1] The methodology used by the authors for HDL estimation is not clear. Also, the difference in smoking between males and females could account for the sex difference. Finally, an adjustment for age, (a major confounder) would make the Duke Treadmill score [2] more appropriate and reliable.

References

1Erkan AF, Ekici B, Demir GG, Töre HF. Lower levels of serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with a worse Duke Treadmill score in men but not in women. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:260-4.
2Rafie AH, Dewey FE, Myers J, Froelicher VF. Age-adjusted modification of the Duke Treadmill score nomogram. Am Heart J 2008;155:1033-8.

 
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