Low HDL Cholesterol

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  Low HDL Cholesterol

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  5

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 14 Dec 2021
Last Reviewed: 14 Dec 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

HDL cholesterol levels have been believed to be cardioprotective for many years. Recent studies examining pharmacologic elevation of HDL through various methods have not demonstrated a reduction in coronary vascular disease progression. This resulted in further study of the relationship of HDL particle number with HDL level as well as the many functions of HDL and the role they play in antiatherogenic properties. This has been identified as a potential secondary target for those with cardiovascular disease who have reached maximum LDL lowering benefit on lipid-lowering medications. We will also look at the various hereditary disorders and genetic mutations that result in low HDL states and the various effects these have on cardiovascular risk. This activity will examine the drugs that affect HDL cholesterol level, particle number, and function while also examining the clinical benefit. Lastly, it will highlight the importance of the interprofessional team in supporting the nutrition and exercise changes that improve HDL levels as well as cardiovascular health.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiologies of low high-density lipoprotein medical conditions and the effect they have on cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Review the evaluation of low high-density lipoprotein states including very low levels due to inherited causes and the syndromes associated with them.
  • Summarize the management options available for low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Contributors

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Authors: Susan Hageman
Editors: Saurabh Sharma
Editors-In-Chief: Wantzy CooperBabak AbaiChiranjiv Virk
Chief Medical Reviewer: Muhammad Hashmi
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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Equal Opportunity

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Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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