Robert Giugliano from Brigham and Women's Hospital: Updates to Cholesterol Guidelines Aim to Keep Up With Changing Times

It was just three years ago that the American College of Cardiology approved new guidelines regarding lowering cholesterol levels. However, in that time new treatments have been approved necessitating the implementation of new potential methods to help this patient population.

It was just three years ago that the American College of Cardiology approved new guidelines regarding lowering cholesterol levels. However, in that time new treatments have been approved necessitating the implementation of new potential methods to help this patient population.

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, from Brigham & Women's Hospital discussed how the guidelines, which at the time replaced 10-year-old direction on how to care for patients, and have been seen as controversial in some ways needed to be updated in a "consensus statement of experts" to address the changing landscape of patient care. Giugliano discussed the changes during the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting in Chicago.