Statins for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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Authors : Ashish Kumar Maurya


Reducing high blood cholesterol, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people with and without a past history of CVD is an important goal of pharmacotherapy. Statins are the first-choice agents. Previous reviews of the effects of statins have highlighted their benefits in people with CVD. The case for primary prevention was uncertain when the last version of this review was published (2011) and in light of new data an update of this review is required.


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