National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from NLA, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Imprecise definitions impair accurate diagnosis of statin-associated adverse events

June 23, 2015
The major cause of statin intolerance is adverse muscle-related events. However, imprecise definitions have impaired accurate diagnosis of…
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Application of new cholesterol treatment guidelines lower in clinical practice

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — More than one-third of patients who were adherent to the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines for cholesterol treatment were no…
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CAD linked with obstructive sleep apnea, shorter sleep duration

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — In a sleep-clinic study, CAD was associated with the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea and with shorter sleep…
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VIDEO: Lynne T. Braun, PhD, discusses strategies for improving medication adherence

June 17, 2015
CHICAGO — Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS, FNLA, professor of nursing at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, outlines a presentation she…
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Increased awareness of racial, ethnic disparities may improve CV risk factor modification

June 17, 2015
CHICAGO — Results of a study presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions highlight disparities among racial and ethnic…
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NLA awards honor distinguished clinicians, chapters

June 14, 2015
CHICAGO — Each year, the National Lipid Association presents to key members and regional chapters of their organization accolades to honor…
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Lipoprotein(a) testing not commonly ordered for high-risk patients with CHD in single-center study

June 13, 2015
CHICAGO — At an urban academic center, nearly all cases of lipoprotein(a) testing were ordered by neurologists for inpatient admission of…
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Data highlight growing use of universal screening to identify pediatric patients with familial hypercholesterolemia

June 13, 2015
CHICAGO — Universal screening of children for familial hypercholesterolemia has become more common in recent years, and has resulted in greater…
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Obstacles to guideline implementation persist, can be overcome

June 12, 2015
CHICAGO — Clinical practice recommendations and guidelines for lipid management are routinely updated. However, obstacles to new guideline…
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New ASCVD risk-assessment app assists bedside clinical judgement

June 12, 2015
CHICAGO — The launch of the National Lipid Association Risk Assessment Tool app based upon the 2015 publication of the National Lipid…