This statement provides updates on the evidence-based appropriate use of CAC scoring and makes practical recommendations to aid clinicians in primary prevention treatment decision-making in contemporary clinical practice.
NLA Recommendations & Statements
The NLA has released an official scientific statement on the use of genetic testing in the diagnosis and management of patients with dyslipidemia. The statement provides insights and guidance for health care providers seeking to further their understanding of the benefits, risks and patient preferences of genetic testing.
The NLA has published a scientific statement on the use of icosapent ethyl (IPE) in statin-treated patients that is based on the results of REDUCE-IT, the cardiovascular outcomes trial that examined the effects of IPE on major adverse cardiovascular events in high or very high-risk statin-treated patients with elevated triglycerides.
The NLA has released a scientific statement that analyzes the impact of low-carbohydrate and very-low-carbohydrate diets (including ketogenic diets) on cardiometabolic risk factors and body weight. The statement offers conclusions regarding the potential benefits, risks, and evidence gaps regarding low-carbohydrate and very-lowcarbohydrate diets and emphasizes the importance of an evidence-based cardioprotective dietary pattern and active lifestyle to promote cardiovascular health.
The NLA released an official scientific statement on Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] designed as a comprehensive source of guidance for medical professionals making decisions to improve the health and well-being of children and adults at risk of premature cardiovascular disease.
The NLA has released a statement paper that provides updated guidance to clinicians to help identify patient groups in whom treatment with PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) provides a reasonable value.
The Statin Adverse Treatment Experience (STATE) Survey : Experience of Patients Reporting Side Effects of Statin Therapy was designed to collect information in the patient’s voice to serve as a foundation for increased provider understanding of statin tolerability from the patient’s perspective in order to identify opportunities to improve adherence, medication management, clinical practices and – ultimately -- outcomes.
This document was approved by the American College of Cardiology Clinical Policy Approval Committee, the American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Black Cardiologists, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Diabetes Association, American Geriatrics Society, American Pharmacists Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology, National Lipid Association, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association in October 2018, and the American Heart Association Executive Committee in October 2018.
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The NLA Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, re-affirm the importance of cholesterol goals for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. The recommendations should serve as guidance to clinicians for treating patients with dyslipidemia.