Managing hyperlipidemia The updated cholesterol treatment guidelines

Scordo, Kristine Anne PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000450386.99732.e9
Feature: NEW GUIDELINES: CE Connection
Abstract

Abstract: The ACC/AHA 2013 cholesterol treatment guidelines focus on lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke and not on targeted treatment goals in adult patients. This article offers a synopsis of the new guidelines and how to apply them in clinical practice.

In Brief

The ACC/AHA 2013 cholesterol treatment guidelines focus on lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke and not on targeted treatment goals in adult patients. This article offers a synopsis of the new guidelines and how to apply them in clinical practice.

Author Information

Kristine Anne Scordo is a professor and director of the Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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