Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™

Resource Page for Professionals

Cholesterol Podcast Series

The American Heart Association is pleased to present a new and informative podcast series on cholesterol management for healthcare professionals. This series was developed as part of AHA’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ initiative. This podcast series is designed to offer expert insight and discussion on the prevalence of high cholesterol and the risk and prevention of CVD, as well as identifying lifestyle and treatment plans as standard of care, and explore recommendations for diet and exercise. To begin listening, simply follow the links below.

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Understanding Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder that leads to aggressive and premature cardiovascular disease. In FH patients, genetic mutations make the liver incapable of metabolizing (or removing) excess LDL. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and narrowing of our heart valves.

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Improving Guideline-Based Cholesterol Management in Your Patients

This activity provides physicians and nurses an opportunity to improve in managing their patients with CVD risk to LDL-cholesterol goals according to the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) Risk in Adults.

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AHA Guidelines On-the-Go Mobile App

Access guidelines on your mobile device anytime, anywhere! Download our mobile app today and enjoy the benefits of staying up-to-date no matter where you are. Actionable at the point of care, users will be able to retrieve relevant pieces of content while also having access to additional support detail and evidence.

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Guidelines Transformation and Optimization

This Professionals Resource Page is part of the American Heart Association's Guideline Transformation & Optimization (GTO) Program. This initiative is a comprehensive, coordinated approach to aid the dissemination of guidelines into clinical practice. This offers medical professionals the ability to leverage science faster and measure clinical effectiveness, while empowering patients and caregivers to better manage health and participate in care coordination, the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association will help to drive better health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

For more information, visit http://www.heart.org/cholesterol.