CVD and Lipid Management - RD144

CVD and Lipid Management

by Ellen K. Chow, MS, RD, CSSD, CD
(4.3 / 83 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Cardiovascular diseases cause approximately 33% of U.S. deaths. In recent years, emerging data support the use of advanced lipid panels for more accurate CVD risk assessment, which allows for better targeted treatment. Both high-density lipoproteins and low-density lipoproteins consist of subclasses that vary in atherogenicity. A growing number of biomarkers, including lipoprotein(a), apolipoprotein A1 and B100, as well as lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 provide invaluable insights to genetic predisposition for CVD and vascular inflammation. Compared to standard lipid panels, advanced lipid panels allow for more accurate risk identification, which leads to better treatment targets and goals. RDs, especially those who work with cardiometabolic patients, may use results of advanced lipid panels to advise clients on specific lifestyle modifications and functional foods to lower CVD risk, and motivate clients through education and goal setting.


The goal of this cardiovascular disease and lipids continuing education module is to introduce the use of advanced lipid and selected inflammatory biomarkers for CVD prevention and monitoring. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:”
  • Discuss the use of novel cardiovascular risk markers in primary vs. secondary prevention of CVD and among patients with additional comorbidities
  • Describe the differences among low-density cholesterol, high-density cholesterol, and the respective lipid subclasses and their roles in the atherogenicity of lipid profiles
  • List ways in which advanced lipid panels and inflammatory markers may refine dietary interventions to maximize CVD risk reduction

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 3 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2100, 3060, 4040, 4050, 5090, 5160.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 8/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/7/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Elisabeth A - Weatherford, TX  ·  Jun 12, 2018
I appreciate the multiple guidelines for cholesterol management.
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elizabeth l - Lemont, IL  ·  Apr 14, 2018
thank you for the update on assesing CVD risk.
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Mary R - Cincinnati, OH  ·  Mar 24, 2018
Good overview of lipid profiles and how to use them in counseling patients.
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Anita R - Bourbonnais, IL  ·  Mar 21, 2018
awesome awesome awesome
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Brian H - Newmanstown, PA  ·  Feb 15, 2018
This course was very comprehensive and provided all the information I needs got gain a more complete comprehension of how to treat cardiovascular disease.
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Price: $20.00
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