Four Cases of Cholesterol Management Informed by the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

Sarah Chuzi, Anna Pfenniger, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Roger S. Blumenthal, Sidney C. Smith, Salim S. Virani, Scott M Grundy, Neil J. Stone

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These 4 hypothetical cases highlight some of the new features in the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology multisociety cholesterol management guidelines. Topics include management issues in a secondary prevention patient judged to be at very high risk of another event, a patient with familial hypercholesterolemia with a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level of 190 mg/dL or greater (to convert to millimoles per liter, multiply by 0.0259), a primary prevention patient with intermediate (7.5%-19.9%) 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk, and a patient who has statin-associated adverse effects. A multiple-choice format is used to engage clinicians in selecting the best choice based on guidance from the new 2018 cholesterol management guidelines..

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJAMA Cardiology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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