American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, cholesterol treatment guidelines, lipids, statins



  1. Scordo, Kristine Anne PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP


Abstract: The ACC/AHA 2013 cholesterol treatment guidelines focus on lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke and not on targeted treatment goals in adult patients. This article offers a synopsis of the new guidelines and how to apply them in clinical practice.