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Cholesterol:clogged artery
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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71 million Americans have high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which doubles their risk for heart disease (CDC). Yet, 25% of post-MI patients do not fill their cardiac prescriptions (e.g., statins, beta blockers) within 7 days of hospitalization (AHA, 2009). Home health has an important role in the recovery of this patient population by assisting in overcoming adherence barriers. 

During this quarterly HHQI Progressive Cardiovascular Learning & Action Network (CardioLAN) webinar, guest speaker Chelsea E. Leonard, PharmD, will share the latest information on cholesterol management and adherence strategies and will also describe just how community pharmacists can help your patients improve the management of their oral medications.

Webinar Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Differentiate between the different types of cholesterol
  • Identify the treatment guidelines for cholesterol management
  • Explain lifestyle modifications that can improve cholesterol management to patients
  • Describe over-the-counter medications that can be used to improve cholesterol management
  • Identify ways to involve community pharmacists in managing cholesterol

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