1. LDL cholesterol-lowering strategies include either statins or ezetemibe, or both, and target the reduction of LDL to <70 mg/dl as recommended for patients with CVD or an equivalent disorder in the general population
2. Start LDL cholesterol-lowering treatment in stages 1-4 CKD patients with preexisting CV events or those with multiple risk factors and at high risk for coronary heart disease and LDL cholesterol > 70 mg/dl
3. Continue LDL cholesterol-lowering strategies in patients developing CKD stage 1 or more or those starting dialysis who were previously on such treatment
4. Do not use LDL cholesterol-lowering strategies in CKD patients with inflammation/malnutrition, nor start such treatment in dialysis patients who are treatment-naive until additional literature data in favor of a different therapeutic approach become available
What do you think? Do these recommendations make sense?