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Cholesterol

10 November 2010

Intensive statin use reduces heart risks

Treating patients more intensively with statins can lead to even greater reductions in the risk of heart attacks, revascularisation and ischemic stroke.

Treating patients more intensively with statins can lead to even greater reductions in the risk of heart attacks, revascularisation and ischemic stroke, according to a report in The Lancet.

In a commentary, Dr Bernard Cheung and Dr Karen Lam of the University of Hong Kong, who weren't involved in the research, say, "at the population level, statins are underused."

 

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