Recent Updates in the Management of Hyperlipidemia
Guest: Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D.
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
What are the updated guidelines for managing hyperlipidemia and how do the risk modifiers change how patients should be treated? What do you do when a patient starts a statin and there is no change in cholesterol levels? What do you do when increasing the dose or switching to a stronger drug continues to have little to no impact? Dr. Kopecky discusses the updated guidelines, challenges with statin therapy, and additional tactics to consider in treating hyperlipidemia.
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- 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2018/11/02/j.jacc.2018.11.003
- Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1812792