AACE/ACE Focus on Lipids: 2017 Consensus Guidelines

November 7, 2017

The AACE/ACE 2017 recommendations on lipid management renew focus on LDL-C targets, and go far lower than any group has ventured to date.

Taking a small step back in time, the lipid management guidelines issued by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) earlier in 2017 re-affirm the use of LDL-C targets to help minimize cardiovascular risk in all patients, and especially those with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The guideline includes a first-ever "extreme risk" patient category for whom an LDL-C level of