Reading and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). High cholesterol facts. www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/facts.htm

National Institutes of Health (NIH). US National Library of Medicine. Genetics home reference. Hypercholesterolemia. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hypercholesterolemia

NIH. US National Library of Medicine. Medline Plus. High blood cholesterol levels. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000403.htm

Grundy SM, Stone NJ, Bailey AL, et al. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA guideline on the management of blood cholesterol: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;73:e285-e350.

Bittner VA, Giugliano RP, Brinton EA, Guyton JR. PCSK9 inhibitors for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. J Clin Lipidol. 2018;12:835-843.

Dixon DL, Pamulapati LG, Bucheit JD, et al. Recent updates on the use of PCSK9 inhibitors in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019;21:16.

Sabatine MS, Giugliano RP, Keech AC, et al; FOURIER Steering Committee and Investigators. Evolocumab and clinical outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:1713-1722.

Schwartz GG, Steg PG, Szarek M, et al; ODYSSEY OUTCOMES Committee and Investigators. Alirocumab and cardiovascular outcomes after acute coronary syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:2097-2107.

Sampson UK, Fazio S, Linton MF. Residual cardiovascular risk despite optimal LDL cholesterol reduction with statins: the evidence, etiology, and therapeutic challenges. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2012;14:1-10.

Patient Education

CDC. Cholesterol patient education handouts. www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/materials_for_patients.htm

Clinical Trials

NIH US National Library of Medicine. ClinicalTrials.gov. www.clinicaltrials.gov

Resources from Professional Organizations

American College of Cardiology. Various topics on cholesterol. www.acc.org/search#q=Hypercholesterolemia&sort=relevancy

American Heart Association. Prevention and treatment of high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/prevention-and-treatment-of-high-cholesterol-hyperlipidemia

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. High blood cholesterol. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/high-blood-cholesterol

National Lipid Association (NLA). An educational booklet for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia. http://nlaresourcecenter.lipidjournal.com/Content/PDFs/FA-Patient-Book-English.pdf

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