From Medscape Special Reports

Special Report: CV Guidelines Here to Stay

May 16, 2014


Restoring Faith in CV Guidelines
Dr. Harrington interviews the co-chair of the Risk Assessment Work Group on the correct interpretation of the new guidelines.

CV Risk Calculator and Lipid Guidelines: The Future Is Bright
Dr. Neil Stone, lead author of the cholesterol guidelines, is feeling optimistic, given more informed discussions of their applicability and supporting data for the CV risk calculator.

Cholesterol Management 2014: Any Role for Nonstatins?
Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley quizzes Drs. Blumenthal and Watson on how to implement the cholesterol guidelines and the potential future role of PCSK9 inhibitors.

New Cholesterol Guidelines and CV Risk Calculator: Controversy Clarified
Drs. Yancy and Harrington discuss the new ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines and CV risk calculator with committee vice chair Dr. Robinson.


REGARDS Analysis Answers Critics of New CV-Risk Equations
They can indeed inform clinical decisions for people considered for statin therapy, claims a new analysis of a cohort in which the new risk prediction tool had seemed to overestimate risk.

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Editor's Note

After the hoopla over the cholesterol guidelines and CV risk calculator, clinicians are challenged with integrating them into practice. Our viewpoints include two guideline authors who appeal for calm and assure that the correct interpretation of the recommendations is less controversial than the hyperbolic headlines may have led you to believe.
- Tricia Ward, Editorial Director, | Medscape Cardiology

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