Program Chair Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD Director of Preventive Cardiology Sterling Rock Falls Clinic, Ltd. Chief of Medicine, CGH Medical Center Sterling, IL Clinical Professor University of Illinois School of Medicine Peoria, IL
For many years, it has been recognized that elevated serum levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Because many prospective observational studies have confirmed an inverse relationship between HDL-C and cardiovascular risk, it was assumed that raising HDL-C through lifestyle modifications and pharmacologic interventions could reduce the risk of CVD. However, recent randomized studies have failed to demonstrate this hypothesized benefit. The 3-part CME-certified interactive newsletter series “Managing Residual Cardiovascular Disease Risk: The Role of HDL Cholesterol” recently examined the complex relationship between HDL-C and atherosclerotic vascular disease.
This 2013 Update will review findings since the publication of the first 3 issues in the series and provide commentary about future directions for research.
. Target Audience
Lipidologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who treat patients with dyslipidemia/residual CVD risk.
Upon completion of this knowledge-based educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Review 2013 findings with regard to the relationship between HDL-C and cardiovascular risk.
Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, discloses that he has served as a consultant for Abbott Laboratories, Inc.; AstraZeneca; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America Inc.; Amgen; Amylin Pharmaceuticals; and Merck and Co., Inc. He has served on the speakers' bureaus of Abbott Laboratories, Inc.; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Merck & Co., Inc.; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; and Amylin Pharmaceuticals.
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CME credit provided by the National Lipid Association.
The National Lipid Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The National Lipid Association designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, USA.
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