• Cholesterol guidelines updated with newer medications, more personalized risk calculation

    8 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - New cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and 10 other societies recommend a stepped approach including statins, ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors in patients with prior CVD at very high risk for another event.
    “The most intensive LDL lowering is reserved for those patients at the very highest risk,” Neil J. Stone, MD, the Robert Bonow, MD, professor of medicine and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and vice chair of the writing committee, said during a press conference at the
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