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Chapter 22. Dyslipidemia Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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Which of the following lipid markers remains valid if the patient is not fasting at the time the lipid panel is completed?

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a. LDL

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b. HDL

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c. TG

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d. VLDL

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Each of the following is considered a CHD risk equivalent EXCEPT:

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a. Congestive heart failure

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b. Diabetes

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c. Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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d. Peripheral arterial disease

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Which of the following LDL goals is appropriate for a patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus?

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a. < 200 mg/dL

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b. < 160 mg/dL

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c. < 130 mg/dL

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d. < 100 mg/dL

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Which of the following would best describe rhabdomyolysis in living room language?

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a. A serious degradation of muscle tissue caused by statins. It is associated with myalgias and myoglobinuria.

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b. A severe condition where the muscles are breaking down. This presents with muscle weakness and pain, along with cola-colored urine.

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c. A potential side effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. The patient may experience muscle pain (myalgia), weakness, or cramps.

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d. Something bad that happens, a bad reaction, or an unexplained or unwanted effect.

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JJ is a 42-year-old man with dyslipidemia who is new to your MTM service. After completing a medication therapy review with JJ, you complete a MAP. Which of the following statements best represents the type of information you should include in JJ's MAP?

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a. Simvastatin 20 mg tablet: take nightly for cholesterol

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b. Side effects you may experience with this medication include myalgias, myopathy, and rhabdomyolysis

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c. Remember to take your simvastatin every night; try using a pillbox or alarm reminder to help you remember

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d. The pharmacist will call your doctor to discuss switching your simvastatin to a stronger medication for your high cholesterol

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All of the following would indicate the need for referral to the emergency department EXCEPT:

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a. The patient is experiencing severe chest pain that is radiating ...

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