Treat overall risk rather than LDL, two doctors urge

01/26/2012 | TheHeart.org (Montreal) (free registration)

The national panel writing education and treatment guidelines on cholesterol should abandon low-density lipoprotein targets in favor of an approach that takes overall cardiovascular risk into account, two physicians write in a letter published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. "What we know is that statins reduce risk, but they ought to be concentrated in people at higher risk," said Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Yale University School of Medicine.

View Full Article in:

TheHeart.org (Montreal) (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director of Accreditation
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Stop Loss Sales Executive, (Southern Region)
Indigo Insurance Services
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Improving Value in Healthcare
Denver, CO
Quality Program Manager II, State Programs
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA
Senior director risk adjustor and coding doc
Novant Health
Charlotte, NC