Cholesterol Disorders


The Practical Cardiology™ Cholesterol Disorders clinical resource center offers the latest information from the field of lipidology. With hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia representing a crucial aspect of risk management, this page will be a hub for information related to the latest in cholesterol management and dyslipidemia, including articles, videos, and podcasts.

ACC.21 Simulation Study Estimates CV Event Risk Reduction with Bempedoic Acid

May 19, 2021

A pooled risk simulation of phase 3 data of bempedoic acid suggests the first-in-class ATP citrate lyase inhibitor could reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease and elevated LDL-C.

How STRENGTH Results Impact REDUCE-IT, with Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH

May 16, 2021

As part of our coverage of ACC.21, Practical Cardiology reached out to Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, to learn about his reaction to the latest analysis of the STRENGTH trial and how it might impact how REDUCE-IT results are interpreted.

Time of Appointment Could Influence Prescribing Practices for Statin Therapy

May 11, 2021

The latest study from Penn Medicine's Nudge Unit is detailing the impact of time of appointment on the probability of receiving a prescription for statin therapy at primary care clinics among patients with an indication for statin therapy.