An International Atherosclerosis Society Position Paper: Global recommendations for the management of dyslipidemia - Full report

Grundy S. M. , Arai H., Barter P., Bersot T. P. , Betteridge D. J. , Carmena R., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LIPIDOLOGY, vol.8, no.1, pp.29-60, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jacl.2013.12.005
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-60


An international panel of the International Atherosclerosis Society has developed a new set of recommendations for the management of dyslipidemia. The panel identifies non high-density lipoprotein cholesterol as the major atherogenic lipoprotein. Primary and secondary prevention are considered separately. Optimal levels for atherogenic lipoproteins are derived for the two forms of prevention. For primary prevention, the recommendations emphasize lifestyle therapies to reduce atherogenic lipoproteins; drug therapy is reserved for subjects at greater risk. Risk assessment is based on estimation of lifetime risk according to differences in baseline population risk in different nations or regions. Secondary prevention emphasizes use of cholesterol-lowering drugs to attain optimal levels of atherogenic lipoproteins. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of National Lipid Association.