NCEP ATP III Cholesterol Guidelines and Updates. Anoop Agrawal, M.D. Med-Peds Continuity Clinic Baylor College of Medicine. Background. Adult Treatment Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program issued their third guideline for cholesterol management in 2001 - known as ATP III .
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calculated using Framingham risk score
*for moderate high risk patients with 100-129 baseline or after TLC: initiation of LDL lowering drug to achieve LDL <100 mg/dl is an option
Adapted from Third report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). Circulation 2002; 106:3143; with modifications from Grundy, SM, Cleeman, JI, Merz, CN, et al, Circulation 2004; 110:227.
TLC: therapeutic lifestyle changes
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Each doubling of the dose of a statin, gives only an additional 6% reduction of LDL from initial baseline at which statin was initiated.Comparison of the efficacy of statin drugs