hidden Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Author: Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., FACC, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University

Preview: People whose cholesterol-lowering drug prescriptions are rejected or abandoned are more likely to have heart events than those whose prescriptions are covered. That’s the finding of a study published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

hidden What You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines

What You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines

Author: Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N., FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS

Preview: The most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease is through a healthy lifestyle throughout life. That’s a key message of new guidelines on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released today by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

hidden New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized Risk Assessment, Active Patient Involvement in Treatment Decisions

New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized Risk Assessment, Active Patient Involvement in Treatment Decisions

Author: Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA; Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Chair, 2018 Cholesterol Guideline writing committee

Preview: Shared decision-making to help health care providers and patients manage cholesterol across the lifespan is a focus of new guidelines that provide recommendations related to several patient conditions and scenarios.

hidden Prevention Is Worth It

Prevention Is Worth It

Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Preview: A better headline would have been “Preventive Care; Sometimes Good Things Cost Money.”

hidden Supporting the Complex Health Needs of Americans With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Supporting the Complex Health Needs of Americans With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Preview: It is challenging enough to live with a chronic disease like hypertension, but having multiple chronic conditions is even more difficult. Yet this is a reality for the roughly 1 in 4 adults in the United States who have two or more concurrent chronic conditions.