Dyslipidemia: Contemporary Evaluation and Management

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After much anticipation, new dyslipidemia guidelines have been published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). The guidelines are a major shift from specific lipid goals to a focus on risk reduction. All pharmacists will need to be familiar with these guidelines in order to provide optimal patient care.

Like all ASHP eReports, this is a brief and straightforward presentation of what you need to know about dyslipidemia treatment, the new guidelines, and where you can turn for deeper understanding of the context. Dyslipidemia: Contemporary Evaluation and Management addresses pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and disease classification, general treatment principles, non-pharmacological treatments, pharmacotherapy, monitoring, clinical controversies, and future treatment, references, and web resources.