Getting Your Cholesterol to Goal

In this edition of Patient Pulse, we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Nicholas Marston for a discussion on getting your cholesterol to goal. Dr. Marston is an Associate Physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include novel cholesterol-lowering therapies and the genetics of cardiovascular disease. 

In the webinar, Dr. Marston addresses:

  • What LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) is 
  • What your LDL goal should be 
  • How you can achieve your LDL-C goal
  • Additional lipid measures to know about
  • The difference between primary and secondary prevention
  • Why controlling cholesterol is important, especially if you’ve had a blood clot, stroke, heart attack, or other cardiovascular event

Key takeaways:

  • Know your LDL-C level and goal. The lower the better!
  • Most patients can reach their LDL-C target with a generic high-dose statin +/- ezetimibe.
  • With plenty of new therapies available, every patient should now be able to achieve their LDL-C goal.

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