New initiative to help people with high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease

In the United States, nearly half of all adults (56 million or 48.6%) over 40 years of age have blood cholesterol levels that put them at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), increasing the possibility of heart disease and stroke, as noted in the most recent cholesterol treatment guidelines from the American Heart Association. To address this, a new Integrated ASCVD Management Initiative launched by the American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke for all, plans to increase the number of adults with well-controlled low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) of less than 70 mg/dL by 15%.