Q&A With Robert Eckel From the University of Colorado: Major Medical Organizations Largely Agree on New Cholesterol Guidelines

With new medications and therapies being developed for a variety of conditions, a consistent message from the medical community can help move treatment forward.

With new medications and therapies being developed for a variety of conditions, a consistent message from the medical community can help move treatment forward.

Robert Eckel, MD, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus discussed new guidelines that have been adopted by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Diabetes Assocation during the latter's 75th Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston. While there are only some minor disagreements, Eckel said one major difference is whether a risk management program could help patients monitor their health.