Reading and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). High cholesterol facts.

National Institutes of Health (NIH). US National Library of Medicine. Genetics home reference. Hypercholesterolemia.

NIH. US National Library of Medicine. Medline Plus. High blood cholesterol levels.

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.

Clinical Trials

NIH US National Library of Medicine.

Resources from Professional Organizations

American College of Cardiology. Various topics on cholesterol.

American Heart Association. Prevention and treatment of high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia).

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. High blood cholesterol.

National Lipid Association (NLA). An educational booklet for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.

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