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CME: Illustrating the Importance of Cholesterol

Recent survey results show that the majority of Americans are not sure of or do not recall their LDL-cholesterol levels. Communication between patients and physicians must improve, and other healthcare providers should be trained to convey the risks of high cholesterol to enhance patient education and understanding.

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Aspirin Use for Primary CVD Prevention

A study has found that many patients inappropriately receive aspirin for primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and there appears to be significant variation across practices. The findings highlight the need to improve evidence-based use of aspirin for primary CVD prevention.

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CME: Taking a Patient-Centered Approach to Managing Cholesterol

The National Lipid Association has released new recommendations to help patients better understand cholesterol and its treatment options. The recommendations highlight the importance of clinicians and patients setting cholesterol goals and focusing on risk factors.

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Patient-Centered-Approach-Feature

Taking a Patient-Centered Approach to Managing Cholesterol

The National Lipid Association has released new recommendations to help patients better understand cholesterol and its treatment options. The recommendations highlight the importance of clinicians and patients setting cholesterol goals and focusing on risk factors.

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AHA2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: AHA 2015

New research was presented at AHA 2015, the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions, from November 7 to 11 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of

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Activities of Daily Living with Heart Failure | Feature

Patients with heart failure (HF) frequently have difficulties performing activities of daily living. This disability can progress over time and can be associated with a worse HF prognosis. Efforts are needed to enhance predictive capabilities and develop targeted interventions.

AKH CME: Dyslipidemia in Rural America: When Statins Aren’t Enough | Feature

CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinical cardiologists, family practice, and general practice physicians who manage patients with

Cardiometabolic Multi-Morbidity & Mortality | News Brief

Mortality rates per 1,000 person-years appear to be similar among patients with diabetes (15.6), stroke (16.1), or myocardial infarction (16.8), according to a large study. The mortality

Analyzing 10-Year ASCVD Risk Thresholds | News Brief

Study results suggest that the current 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk threshold (7.5%) used in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guidelines appears

IL-10: A New Target for Lipid Abnormalities | News Brief

Increased interleukin-10 (IL-10) appears to cause severe HDL cholesterol deficiency and raises triglyceride levels, according to a study. Results of the study suggest that IL-10 is a

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CME: Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes, & Heart Disease | News Brief

Cardiometabolic risk should be routinely assessed in patients with type 2 diabetes, and multiple prevention and management strategies may be required to achieve goals. Healthcare providers should have conversations with their patients about the connection between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke as well as the benefits of prevention.

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Analyzing the Appropriate Use of Statins | Opinion Article

Recently, the recently American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) updated their cholesterol guidelines, which shifted away from a focus on treating to

Manage AF Risk Factors Aggressively | News Brief

Aggressive risk factor management appears to improve the long-term success of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, according to results of an Australian study. When compared with controls, patients

The High Healthcare Costs of Smoking | News Brief

Researchers in the United States estimate that nearly 9% of annual healthcare spending in 2010 could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170

Older AMI Survivors & Statin Prescriptions | News Brief

Medicare beneficiaries with coronary heart disease (CHD) who experience acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as a complication of hospitalization appear to be less likely to fill statin prescriptions

Pulmonary Embolism in Older Patients | News Brief

Patients aged 65 and older appear to present with more severe pulmonary embolisms and have a higher mortality rate when compared with younger individuals, according to an

Predicting Risk in ACS Patients | News Brief

Fasting triglyceride levels appear to help predict long- and short-term cardiovascular risk among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are treated with statins, according to a

Lipid Guidelines for Young Adults | News Brief

Applying pediatric guidelines for lipid levels—as opposed to adult guidelines—could result more than 400,000 additional adolescents and young adults receiving statins, according to a study. Researchers extrapolated

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CME: Considering Statin Eligibility for Older Patients | News Brief

Guidelines on managing cholesterol recently shifted the treatment paradigm for statin therapy use, basing treatment with these drugs on an individual’s risk for a heart attack or stroke instead of their cholesterol levels. The majority of older patients now qualify for treatment with statins.

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Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Medical Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require

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