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Oct, 2017

The National Lipid Association announced on Wednesday its support of the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation’s efforts to promote a new ICD-10 Diagnostic-Code for high Lp(a).

The NLA believes the new code will be beneficial in identifying lethal risk factors in patients. To further support this initiative, NLA members are encouraged to email the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee before November 13, 2017. 

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Aug, 2017

The National Lipid Association (NLA) welcomes the results of the REVEAL trial which demonstrated that reductions in cholesterol levels with anacetrapib were associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events.  Specifically, cholesterol drug anacetrapib produced reductions in low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, non-high density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol levels, lipoprotein(a) levels and a profound increase in high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels.  These favorable lipid changes were associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular events

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Aug, 2017

The American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) Board of Directors has published a list of recommended reading for those preparing for maintenance of certification (MOC). If you’re studying for the exam, you can find a list of suggested reading at lipidboard.org/moc.

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