Be Prepared With Answers About the New Cholesterol Guidelines
You'll hear buzz about the new cholesterol guidelines that bring back some emphasis on LDL and promote even more individualization.
Think about LDL to guide non-statin use...but ONLY for the highest-risk SECONDARY prevention patients, such as those with multiple CV events OR a single CV event plus additional CV risks (diabetes, smoking, etc).
Experts have landed on 70 mg/dL as the threshold to consider adding a non-statin...AFTER verifying adherence to statins and lifestyle changes. The change is based on more data that "lower is better" in these patients.