ATP III Update 2004: Implications of Recent Clinical Trials for the ATP III Guidelines
The Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) of the National Cholesterol Education Program issued an evidence-based set of guidelines on cholesterol management in 2001 (Executive Summary published in JAMA, 2001;285:2486-2497). Since the publication of ATP III, 5 major clinical trials of statin therapy with clinical end points have been published. These trials addressed issues that were not examined in previous clinical trials of cholesterol-lowering therapy. The present document reviews the results of these recent trials and assesses their implications for cholesterol management.
Development of the Adult Treatment Panel III Update and Financial disclosure of working group members.
NHLBI Clinical Guidelines Development, Statement from Barbara Alving, M.D., Acting Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NHLBI Responds to CSPI Letter on Cholesterol Guidelines
Origins of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)
Item No.: 04-ATPIIIUPDATE
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Date of Publication: 2004