PCNA Endorses New Cholestrol and Physical Acitivity Guidelines
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association endorses the AHA’s adoption of the newly released U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The updated cholesterol guidelines were also unveiled with more personalized risk assessment, additional treatment options and a lifespan approach including recommendations for women and children to lessen lifetime risk.
“PCNA looks forward to providing updated education and tools for nurses and patients utilizing this information in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said PCNA President Jo-Ann Eastwood, PhD, RN, CNS, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN.
A summary of the guidelines is found below.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for
2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol
This update for the 2013 cholesterol guideline continues to focus on LDL-C management but declines to set an ideal target blood level for LDL-C. The guideline recognizes, in principal, that “lower is better” when it comes to LDL-C. An optimal total cholesterol level is about 150 mg/dL with LDL-C at or below 100 mg/dL