Cardiovascular Health Calculator

Recently, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association developed new guidelines for health care providers and patients regarding the management of cholesterol. We have attached a recent New York Times article on this topic. Like many new advances in health care, it will be important to monitor the developing recommendations in this area.

In addition, we have attached a link to a decision tool developed by the Mayo Clinic. This decision tool can help patients in the shared decision making process around the use of cholesterol lowering medications and aspirin for cardiovascular health. We encourage patients to explore this tool and discuss with their provider at their next visit. Of course, we are happy to discuss these topics in greater detail with patients at any time.

   



Experts Reshape Treatment Guide for Cholesterol The guidelines from the nation’s leading heart organizations will fundamentally reshape the use of cholesterol-lowering statin medicines now prescribed for a quarter of Americans over 40. http://nyti.ms/17SePfu