Managing Hyperlipidemia: Primary Prevention of CAD | Harvard Medical School Continuing Education

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How have risk-based treatment recommendations for managing blood cholesterol changed in the latest guideline updates? Do you know how select the correct treatment based on new risk categories? What risk-enhancing factors affect categorization?

Dr. Romit Bhattacharya, MD, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the most recent updates to the 2018 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol and how they affect risk stratification for managing blood cholesterol. Primary risk groups are the focus of this talk in which new risk categories are reviewed and risk-enhancing factors are identified. The use of the risk estimators and CAC scoring is discussed.

00:00 | Introduction
00:32 | ACC/AHA guideline updates since 2018
02:27 | Primary prevention risk groups
05:53 | Using the Risk Estimator Plus to refine risk categories
06:53 | CT coronary calcium scoring (CAC)
07:54 | Summary

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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