Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Current Guidelines for Lipid Management?

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI; Mary Ellen T. Sweeney, MD


March 25, 2016

According to the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, atorvastatin at a dose of 40-80 mg and rosuvastatin at a dose of 20-40 mg are considered high-intensity statin therapy. Moderate-intensity statin therapy is as follows:

  • Atorvastatin: 10-20 mg

  • Rosuvastatin: 5-10 mg

  • Simvastatin: 20-40 mg

  • Pravastatin: 40-80 mg

  • Lovastatin: 40 mg

  • Fluvastatin: 80 mg

  • Pitavastatin: 2-4 mg

For more on lipid management with statins, read here.


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