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New Cholesterol Guidelines => Statin Nation

New Cholesterol Guidelines => Statin Nation | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

12.8 Million more adults are eligible for statin therapy based on a new study
attempting to determine the effect of new ACC/AHA guidelines
for the management of cholesterol, with the increase seen mostly
among older adults without cardiovascular disease. Among adults
60 and 75 years without cardiovascular disease, the percentage
eligible for such therapy would increase from 30.4% to 87.4%
among men and from 21.2% to 53.6% among women.

Statin Nation - graphic is from Cardiosource  World News at http://www.joomag.com/magazine/cardiosource-worldnews-april-2014/0842627001398192120

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

Are you among the 12.8 million Americans for whom statin is now recommended?

The new atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk calculator (ASCVD) is available as a smartphone app at 



online at:


Use the risk calculator and the current guidelines recommend treatment with statin cholesterol lowering medication  if the 10 year risk of stroke MI or other vascular disease is greater than 7.5% based on this calculator.


askdrmaxwell's curator insight, May 26, 2014 5:17 PM

Cholesterol guidelines have gotten so low, few people can meet them, thus they are prescribed statin drugs. 

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New Cholesterol guidelines from ACC/AHA.

New Cholesterol guidelines from ACC/AHA. | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

This downloadable spreadsheet is a companion tool to the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. The spreadsheet enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death or nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based on the Pooled Cohort Equations and the work of Lloyd-Jones, et al., respectively. The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure lowering medication use, diabetes status, and smoking status,  Its here =>


Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

Many changes for management of patients with statin medications, based on 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines.  My Vlog review of these changes for community based physicians and patients at theheart.org and Medscape reviews the changes. 

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