Be Ready to Handle Non-Statins During Transitions of Care

You'll hear buzz about new cholesterol guidelines that bring back emphasis on LDL...to help guide when to add non-statin treatment.

This change is based on more data that "lower is better" in the highest-risk SECONDARY prevention patients...such as those with multiple CV events OR a single CV event plus additional CV risks (diabetes, smoking, etc).

Experts have landed on 70 mg/dL as the threshold to consider adding a non-statin in these very high-CV-risk patients...if a high-intensity statin and lifestyle changes aren't enough.

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