Overview

Hypercholesteremia is highly prevalent in the U.S. and strongly associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Yet, only about 55% of U.S. adults appropriate for cholesterol lowering therapy are currently taking it. What do primary care providers need to know to improve the care of the many individuals with hypercholesterolemia that you see daily in clinical practice? Join Dr. Ty Gluckman in this webcast to find out.


Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the benefits of statin therapy in primary prevention
  • Review recent evidence related to use of statin therapy in primary prevention among those >75 years of age
  • Summarize the epidemiology and treatment approach for patients with statin associated muscle symptoms (SAMS)
  • Discuss the risk of hepatic injury, cognitive dysfunction, cancer, and diabetes among patients on statin therapy
  • Describe the LDL-cholesterol lowering effect of red yeast rice

Faculty

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science (CARDS)
Providence Heart Institute, Providence St.
Joseph Health
Portland, OR

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA: AbbVie Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals:  Expert Witness 

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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