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Choosing the Appropriate LDL-C Targeted Nonstatin: 41-year-old Man with FH Presents to the Clinic for Follow-up on his Lipids

This activity was planned with a goal to change competence in using LDL-C targeted nonstatins to lower ASCVD risk. This activity is part of the Clinical Spotlight Series: Navigating the New Nonstatins: Setting a Course for Improved LDL-C Management.

Accreditation Statement

In accordance with ACCME policy, prior to participating in this activity, you must review the information on this page.

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement

The ACCF designates this online enduring matieral for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

While offering the CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of .25 continuing nursing education contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Information

Successful completion of this CME/MOC activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for adult cardiovascular physicians, internists, family physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists. 


Important Dates:

Date of Release: August 26, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of Credit Expiration: August 26, 2023


Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast LDL-C targeted nonstatins including mechanisms of action, adverse effects, clinical implications.
  • Review the role of LDL-C targeted nonstatins in a LDL-C treatment plan.
  • Utilize a framework for incorporating LDL-C targeted nonstatins in the management of high-risk patients.

Educational grant support provided by: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. and The Medicines Company, a Novartis Company


To request credit, you must:


  • Read all text and view all tables and/or figures in the case for which you wish to receive credit.
  • Answer the questions in each case for which you wish to claim credit. After you have answered all the questions, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 70% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  • Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  • Enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for each module in this activity. Click Submit.
  • You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may view and download the certificate when you receive the message, you may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC.


This CME/CNE/MOC-certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be CME/CNE/MOC-certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this CME/CNE/MOC-certified activity.


Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD, AACC
Aliza Hussain, MD

Peer Reviewers:
Carl E. Orringer, MD, FACC
Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 26, 2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.25 CME Credit
0.25 CNE Credit
0.25 ABIM-MOC Point
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