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Team 3 QICD Cholesterol Screening in Diabetes Guidelines. Algorithm for Frequency of FLP measurement. Frequently Asked Questions What statin should I start with for someone who is newly diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia? Simvastatin

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Team 3 QICD Cholesterol Screening in Diabetes Guidelines

Algorithm for Frequency of FLP measurement

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What statin should I start with for someone who is newly diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia? Simvastatin

  • What is the starting dose of Simvastatin if someone is slightly above goal? 20 mg

  • What is the starting dose of Simvastatin if I would like at least a 45% decrease in LDL? 40 mg

  • Which statins are least associated with myopathy? Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin, and Fluvastatin

  • What statins are more potent than Simvastatin if someone is on the max dose of Simvastatin and still not at goal? Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin

  • Why is controlling cholesterol so important? To prevent atherosclerosis!

  • ADA Standards of Medical Care 2010

  • ATP3 Guidelines

  • NCEP Guidelines

  • Sathesivam S, Lecky B. Statin Induced Myopathy. BMJ 2008;337:a2286.

  • Eckel R. Approach to the patient who is intolerant of statin therapy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010; 95:2015-2022.



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