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A client who has atherosclerosis is placed on the HMG
Co-A enzyme inhibitor atorvastatin (Lipitor). Which
outcome indicates to the nurse that the drug is having the
desired effect? (Select all that apply.)
1. Reduction in LDL levels
2. Increase in HDL levels
3. Reduced CRP levels
4. Normalization of serum glucose levels
5.  Increase in triglyceride levels
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The answer is 1, 2
Rationale:
1. HMG Co-A enzyme inhibitors such as Lipitor act to reduce LDL levels.
2. HMG Co-A enzyme inhibitors such as Lipitor may increase HDL levels.
3. CRP levels are not affected by HMG-Co-A enzyme inhibitors.
4. Glucose levels are not affected by HMG-Co-A enzyme inhibitors.
5. HMG Co-A enzyme inhibitors such as Lipitor act to reduce triglyceride levels.
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