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Updated ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines and the Prevention of CVD

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Guidelines for Managing Cholesterol

Becky Dorner & Associates

The current standard of care for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and treatment is outlined in the Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, released by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology in 2013 and updated in 2018. This article discusses prevention methods and highlights key takeaways for older adults.

New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Allows For More Personalized Care; New Treatment Options

American College of Cardiology

New guidelines from the AHA and ACC were released on November 10, 2018, at AHA 2018 in Chicago. The new guidelines allow for more personalized care and include more extensive treatment options. In addition, the updated guidelines include more risk factors than the traditional: smoking, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.

2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Access a PDF download of the recently updated AHA/ACC guidelines on cholesterol. These guidelines continue to be updated with the goal of making them shorter and more user-friendly for health care and nutrition care professionals.

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