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7th May, 2017
 New AACE lipid guidelines introduce an "extreme" cardiovascular risk category 

New American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology (AACE/ACE) guidelines on management of dyslipidemia recommend more intense treatment and intervention -"lower the LDL cholesterol the better regardless of the baseline LDL".

The AACE/ACE guidelines have for the first time defined an "extreme" cardiovascular risk category. They also bring back "targets" for LDL-cholesterol in a major departure from the AHA/ACC guidelines issued in 2013, which had done away with LDL- and non-HDL-cholesterol targets and instead had recommended “appropriate intensity" of statin therapy for the four groups of primary- and secondary-prevention patients.

The new AACE/ACE guidelines have defined five atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk categories and set out lipid goals for each category.

Extreme-risk
Goals: LDL < 55 mg/dL, non-HDL < 80 mg/dL, apolipoprotein B (apoB) < 70 mg/dL
  • Progressive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), including unstable angina, in patients after achieving an LDL-C <70 mg/dL.
  • Established clinical cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3/4, or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH).
  • History of premature ASCVD (< 55 years of age in men, < 65 in women).
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