ACC-AHAAmerican College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association
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The new ACC-AHA guidelines differ substantially from the ATP III guidelines in that they expand the treatment recommendation to all adults with known cardiovascular disease, regardless of LDL cholesterol level, and for primary prevention they recommend statin therapy for all those with an LDL cholesterol level of 70 mg/dL or higher and who also have diabetes or a 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease of 7.
Lloyd-Jones, cochair of the ACC-AHA guidelines, said he "agrees with the careful analysis" by Dr.
Major finding: The new ACC-AHA cholesterol guidelines could Increase the number of statin users by 13 million.
An ACC-AHA joint committee revised the guidelines for tissue valve replacement, lowering the recommended minimum age for tissue mitral valve patients from 70 to 65 years.