The 2018 AHA/ACC/Multisociety guideline supports the use of tools and techniques to facilitate shared decision-making discussions between the provider and the patient.1,2 These conversations may increase the patient’s understanding of their condition and associated risks, as well as identify values that are important to them. Consider using the materials below during the shared decision-making discussions with your patients to strengthen your partnership.
View this patient-friendly interactive artery showing the progression of plaque buildup.
Do your patients know their ASCVD journey by heart? Consider sharing this resource to inform your patients of what they can expect after an ASCVD event.
Click here to share the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart visual aid that explains what cholesterol is and what causes high cholesterol.
Click here to share the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart worksheet that lists conditions or behaviors that may raise a patient's risk of heart attack and stroke.
Click here to share the American Heart Association’s visual aid that explains the role of statin medications in lowering cholesterol.
Click here to share the American Heart Association’s infographic about how cholesterol levels affect risk of heart attack and stroke.
Click here to share the American Heart Association’s guide to understanding and managing cholesterol that patients could review on their own time.
Click here to share the American Heart Association’s resource about questions that patients should consider asking their doctor during an office visit about their cholesterol levels.
Click here to access resources from Family Doctor created by family physicians for patients to learn how to help prevent, understand, and manage illnesses associated with elevated cholesterol.
Click here to access resources from Family Heart that empower patients to learn more about Familial Hypercholesteremia (FH) and Lp(a).
Click here to access resources from National Forum for SHARED decision-making conversation guides for healthcare professionals and patients.
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