A summary and critical assessment of the 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in adults: filling the gaps.

@article{LpezJimnez2014ASA,
  title={A summary and critical assessment of the 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in adults: filling the gaps.},
  author={Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and Vinaya Simha and Randal J. Thomas and Thomas G. Allison and Ananda Basu and Regis Fernandes and R. Todd Hurst and Stephen Louis Kopecky and Iftikhar J. Kullo and Sharon L. Mulvagh and Warren G. Thompson and Jorge Francisco Trejo-Guti{\'e}rrez and Robert S Wright},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 9},
  pages={1257-78}
}
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines has recently released the new cholesterol treatment guideline. This update was based on a systematic review of the evidence and replaces the previous guidelines from 2002 that were widely accepted and implemented in clinical practice. The new cholesterol treatment guideline emphasizes matching the intensity of statin treatment to the level of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD… CONTINUE READING
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