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Robert H. Eckel, MD: Defense of the ACC/AHA Guidelines for Lipid Managment

Robert H. Eckel, MD, of the University of Colorado Denver, served on the committee charged with developing the 2013 joint American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for lipid management. In this video, Dr. Eckel highlights some of the new recommendations, including how patients with diabetes should be treated, and elaborates on the shift away from setting LDL and non-HDL treatment goals to risk calculation. He also discusses some other key points, such as the evidence supporting the recommendations.
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