Speaker: Date: Topic
Anne Riley, MD
Feb 19, 2014
The New Lipid Guidelines: A Practical Guide
Responsibility for Content
The PowerPoint Presentation, Take-Away Points and Article Links were sent by the Medical Library and the CME Committee.
Diane E, Young, Information Specialist
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. New guidelines no longer recommend aiming for a "goal LDL".
2. Patients are evaluated to see if they fit into 1 of 4 groups: History of ASCVD, LDL>190, Diabetes Mellitus, and 10 year risk score of >7.5%.
3. If a patient is placed in one of the four groups, he/she is recommended to have a high or moderate statin dose.
4. Use of statins in primary prevention in patients without diabetes is controversial--discussion with patients is strongly recommended.
Links to Articles Cited in the Presentation
- Keaney JF Jr et al: A pragmatic view of the new cholesterol treatment guidelines. NEJM 2014;370:275-
- Lloyd-Jones DM et al: Statins, risk assessment, and the new American prevention guidelines. Lancet 2
- Psaty BM & Weiss NS: 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol: a fresh interpret
- Ridker PM & Cook NR: Statins: new American guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Lanc
- Stone NJ et al: 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerot
- Stone NJ et al: Treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk