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New lipid guideline emphasizes personalized decision making

KEY POINT

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) task force released an updated guideline on management of high cholesterol. The guideline has a greater focus on clinician–patient risk discussions for selection of appropriate management, use of newer therapies, and incorporation of a coronary artery calcium score (CAC) to help facilitate decision making.