• Many eligible patients do not receive statin therapy

    19 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - Fewer than two-thirds of patients identified as candidates for statin therapy according to 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines received the treatment over a 4-year timeframe, and even fewer patients with atherosclerotic CVD were being treated with a high-intensity statin, according to findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    “The 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines represented a paradigm shift in the approach to cholesterol treatment,” the researchers wrote. “The degree to which these guidelines have impacted statin use warrants further
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  • Nearly half of eligible patients do not receive statin therapy

    19 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - A significant portion of patients identified as candidates for statin therapy according to 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines received the treatment over a 4-year timeframe, and even fewer patients with atherosclerotic CVD were being treated with a high-intensity statin, according to findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    “The 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines represented a paradigm shift in the approach to cholesterol treatment,” the researchers wrote. “The degree to which these guidelines have impacted statin use warrants further
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