2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand "what's new" the 2013 lipid guidelines
  2. Be familiar with some of the evidence to support fixed dose treatment and the lack of data to support current treatment strategies
  3. Identify the 4 statin benefit groups
  4. Feel comfortable using the newly developed Pooled Cohort Equations for estimating 10-year ASCVD (AtheroSclerotic Cardio-Vascular Disease) risk
  5. Know how to measure response to therapy
  6. Feel comfortable managing drug safety concerns
  7. Be aware of the limitations and some criticisms of the guideline
  8. Ultimately, better counsel your patient about lipid treatment recommendations

Presentation: 52 minutes