In this online CME self-learning program:
In the United States, over 98 million adults have a dyslipidemia, which are defined by a total cholesterol levels above 200mg/dL and, more importantly, nearly a third of the U.S. population has elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). These epidemiological findings have concerned healthcare professionals and public health policy stakeholders alike for decades, given that plasma lipoprotein abnormalities predispose individuals to cerebro- and peripheral vascular arterial disease and constitute one of the major known risk factors for coronary heart disease. As recently as 2014, less than half of adults with high LDL-C were receiving treatment to lower their levels, constituting a major practice gap. Some progress has been made in recent years: the treatment of high LDL-C among Americans has increased from only 28.4% in 1999-2002 to 48.1% in 2005-2008. Even so, millions remain untreated.
Faculty member introduction, disclosures
Major findings from AHA 2016 , including clinical trial data relevant to both community and health-system practice and recognized barriers to implementing those findings in practice (specific content contingent upon conference content)
Predicted of applicability to clinical practice and patient cases, where relevant
The following healthcare professionals: cardiology and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in cardiology; and any other clinicians with an interest in dyslipidemia and ASCVD.
This program is supported by an educational grant from AMGEN.
Release Date: February 08, 2017 -- Expiration Date: February 08, 2019
Faculty: Matthew Budoff, MD
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Budoff, MD has received financial compensation from AMGEN and Sanofi/Regeneron for speakers bureau and/or research
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevent financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from AMGEN.
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