4 million adults with prevalent cardiovascular disease and LDL cholesterol levels of less than 100 mg per deciliter who would not be eligible for statin therapy according to the ATP III guidelines would be eligible under the new ACC-AHA guidelines.
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.
Jude Medical's portfolio of heart valve products available to a wider group of patients consistent with the new ACC-AHA
guidelines and physicians' clinical judgment.
guidelines rate the exercise ECG for the evaluation of chest pain as a class I procedure--that is, supported by convincing evidence of usefulness and effectiveness.
The new MI mortality findings provide strong support for programs such as the AHXs Get With the Guidelines (GWTG), the ACC's GAP (Guidelines Applied in Practice), and the national quality improvement program for unstable angina CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes With Early Implementation of the ACC-AHA
Guidelines), the cardiologist added.