A Fresh Look at Lipids: Atherosclerosis Prevention in 2023

Cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, presents an update on lipoproteins, including how genetic factors can impact test results and whether pre-measurement fasting actually matters. He discusses two commonly used risk calculators, with caveats on interpreting results, and gives prevention algorithms for patients based on age group and cardiovascular risk. Bonus: Learn a simple equation for 1% risk reduction that you can use to motivate patients with high LDL levels.


May 5, 2023

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Clifton Watt, MD FACC

Clifton Watt, MD FACC


Dr. Clifton Watt is a cardiologist who cares for adults with a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including patients with advanced conditions. He also provides preventive cardiac care.

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