The results below represent the care of 86,410 patients with coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease. Read More About This Measure
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that high-intensity statin therapy should be initiated or continued as first-line therapy in women and men less than or equal to 75 years of age who have clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, unless contraindicated.
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standards of care.
In November 2013, the ACC and AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines released updated guidance for the treatment of blood cholesterol. The new recommendations remove treatment targets for LDL-C for the primary or secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and recommend high or moderate intensity statin therapy based on patient risk factors. Four major statin benefit groups were identified and iIndividuals with ASCVD are one of the identified groups.