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United States Preventive Services Task Force continues to recommend statins to prevent CVD: updated statement

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   02 September 2022
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Takeaway

  • In at-risk adults aged 40-75 years, statins for primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention have moderate benefits, according to United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
  • Editorial criticizes “arbitrary” risk threshold:
    • This approach “[allows] atherosclerosis to proceed unchecked for decades.”
    • “It is time to realign statin guidelines with the biology of...

          

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