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Management of Blood Cholesterol

Published: November 2018
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  • 32 pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • 80# Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25" x 7.25"
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Additional Information
  • Key Points
  • Tables
    • High-, Moderate-, and Low-Intensity Statin Therapy
    • Very High-Risk of Future ASCVD Events
    • Diabetes-Specific Risk Enhancers That Are Independent of Other Risk Factors in Diabetes Mellitus
    • Risk-Enhancing Factors for Clinician–Patient Risk Discussion
    • Checklist for Clinician–Patient Shared Decision-Making for Initiating Therapy
    • Selected Examples of Candidates for CAC Measurement Who Might Benefit From Knowing Their CAC Score Is Zero
    • Normal and Abnormal Lipid Values in Childhood
    • Racial/Ethnic Issues in Evaluation, Risk Decisions, and Treatment of ASCVD Risk
    • Statin-Associated Side Effects
  • Recommendation Tables
    • Measurements of LDL-C and Non–HDL-C
    • Secondary ASCVD Prevention
    • Severe Hypercholesterolemia
    • Diabetes Mellitus in Adults
    • Risk-Enhancing Factors for Clinician–Patient Risk Discussion
    • Primary Prevention Adults 40 to 75 Years of Age With LDL-C Levels 70 to 189 mg/dL
    • Monitoring in Response to LDL-C–Lowering Therapy
    • Primary Prevention in Other Age Groups
    • Other Populations at Risk
    • Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Issues Specific to Women
    • Adults With CKD
    • Adults With Chronic Inflammatory Disorders and HIV
    • Statin Safety and Statin-Associated Side Effects
  • Algorithms
    • Secondary Prevention in Patients With Clinical ASCVD
    • Primary Prevention
  • Figures
    • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for PCSK9 Inhibitors
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