February 3, 2014

Cardiologist to discuss new cholesterol drug guidelines

COLUMBIA, Tenn.— Last year, new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines were issued by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Guidelines included the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Dr. Michael B. Kelley, a cardiologist with Vanderbilt Heart-Columbia, will present a free seminar on heart disease prevention and the new cholesterol drug guidelines on Tuesday, February 25. The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Maury Regional Medical Center Annex, located across the street from the medical center at 1223½ Trotwood Avenue.

Dr. Kelley will address the new cardiovascular prevention guidelines that include lifestyle, cholesterol, obesity and risk assessment.

“There are times that lifestyle changes simply aren’t enough to lower your risk for heart disease. For these patients, the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may be a patient’s best option. Studies have also shown that those at increased risk for heart attack or stroke within the next ten years may benefit from a strategy known as primary prevention with the use of statins,” said Kelley.

Join Dr. Kelley and learn more about the latest cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines and treatments at this event co-hosted by Vanderbilt Heart and Maury Regional Medical Center. Heart healthy refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. To register, visit VanderbiltHealth.com/Events or call 615.936.0322.