Understanding Cholesterol Guidelines and Implementing Non-statins in High-Risk Populations: Paired Conversations and Case Vignettes

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An interprofessional faculty of primary care and specialty clinicians discuss real-world issues in managing patients with complex and challenging dyslipidemia, including elevated lipoprotein a (Lp(a)). Several paired conversations serve as the foundation for discussions related to recent cholesterol guidelines, patient risk stratification, and recommended goals for patients at risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Two case vignettes provide the basis for robust discussion among the faculty, which centers around clinical decision-making and the roles, benefits, and limitations of approved and investigational pharmacologic treatment options. The 1.5-hour program format fosters critical thinking and application of key concepts to patient cases, enabling participants to advance their clinical practice.


Dec 29, 2024


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

John E. Anderson, MD
Internal Medicine and Diabetes
The Frist Clinic
Nashville, Tennessee

James M. Backes, PharmD
Associate Dean for Clinical and Medical Center Affairs
Assistant Director Atherosclerosis and LDL-Apheresis Center
School of Pharmacy
Kansas City, Kansas

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
Director, Mount Sinai Heart and the Cardiovascular Institute
Dr. Valentin Fuster Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, New York

Seth S. Martin, MD
Director of the Advanced Lipid Disorders Program and Digital Health Lab
Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland

Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP
Associate Director
Evidence-Based Practice at Department of Veterans Affairs
E. Northport, New York

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

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Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Free CE CME

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