We return to the topic of dyslipidemia and examined the: “2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults” http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437738.63853.7a
Previous episodes on statins can be found here.
Major differences between AHA 2013 guideline and CCS 2012 guideline:
|CCS 2012||AHA 2013|
Pooled Cohort Equations to estimate 10-year CVD risk: http://www.cardiosource.org/science-and-quality/practice-guidelines-and-quality-standards/2013-prevention-guideline-tools.aspx
Dr. McCormack’s discussion on patient centered EBM on KevinMD: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/12/cholesterol-guidelines-emphasize-patient-preference.html
(Originally published on January 25, 2014)