National Lipid Association recommendations for patient-centered management of dyslipidemia: Part 1 - Executive summary

Terry A. Jacobson, Matthew K. Ito, Kevin C. Maki, Carl E. Orringer, Harold E. Bays, Peter H. Jones, James M. McKenney, Scott M Grundy, Edward A. Gill, Robert A. Wild, Don P. Wilson, W. Virgil Brown

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Various organizations and agencies have issued recommendations for the management of dyslipidemia. Although many commonalities exist among them, material differences are present as well. The leadership of the National Lipid Association (NLA) convened an Expert Panel to develop a consensus set of recommendations for patient-centered management of dyslipidemia in clinical medicine. The current Executive Summary highlights the major conclusions in Part 1 of the recommendations report of the NLA Expert Panel and includes: (1) background and conceptual framework for formulation of the NLA Expert Panel recommendations; (2) screening and classification of lipoprotein lipid levels in adults; (3) targets for intervention in dyslipidemia management; (4) atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk assessment and treatment goals based on risk category; (5) atherogenic cholesterol - non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol - as the primary targets of therapy; and (6) lifestyle and drug therapies intended to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with dyslipidemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-488
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Clinical Lipidology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Atherogenic cholesterol
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  • Clinical recommendations
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Lipoproteins
  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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