Ask the Expert: Questions about Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia
Statins are widely used for reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and lowering atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. However, residual ASCVD risk in statin-treated patients is prevalent. Among the drivers of increased risk is persistent LDL-C elevation due to statin-associated side effects, which often leads to statin discontinuation or under-dosing. A survey of primary care practitioners revealed that recognizing residual risk and statin intolerance might be impediments to managing cholesterol levels in their patients. In-depth knowledge about the available and emerging non-statin adjunctive and alternative therapies, as well as understanding the guidance from national organizations about when they should be implemented, are the keys to improving patient care.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine &
NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
Past President, National Lipid Association
President, American Board Clinical Lipidology Guidelines
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Past President, National Lipid Association
Past President, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Board Member, Foundation of the National Lipid Association
Consultant and Speaker, Cardiovascular Risk Intervention
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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James A. Underberg, MS, MD, FACP, FNLA
Speaker’s Bureau for Amgen, Esperion, Amryt, Amarin; Advisory Board for Amgen, Esperion, Amarin, Novartis; Contracted Research for Amyrt; Consultant for Amgen
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA
Speaker’s Bureau for Amgen, Amarin, Regeneron, Esperion; Speaker’s Bureau and Consulting Fee for Kaneka
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