Cholesterol Tools for Providers

It is estimated that 93.9 million American adults have elevated blood cholesterol levels. Elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease, and the higher the LDL-C level, the greater the risk. Despite advances in the pharmacological treatment of dyslipidemia, high cholesterol remains a significant public health problem in the United States.

Hyperlipidemia Management: Treatment Access

Tune into a referral call between a Nurse Coordinator (in a cardiovascular health inpatient setting) and a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner as they discuss a hyperlipidemia patient and their treatment plan.

Learn tips and tricks to help patients on their treatment journey from access through adherence, including the prior authorization approval process.

The importance of patient involvement and shared decision-making to increase adherence is also highlighted in this 11-minute video.

Released February 2024

Hyperlipidemia Management: A Team-based Care Approach

Tune into a conversation between a Nurse Coordinator and a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist as they discuss getting a patient with hyperlipidemia access to a PCSK9 inhibitor.

Learn about the urgency to treat LDL-C for CVD risk reduction and the nurse's role in care coordination, including increasing efficiency and success with PCSK9’s prior authorization.

Released February 2024