TITLE

Review: Statins reduce mortality and cardiovascular events in adults at risk for cardiovascular disease

AUTHOR(S)
Davidson, Richard A.; Rosenberg, Eric; Brugts, J. J.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;10/20/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study conducted to examine if statins reduce mortality in adults without established cardiovascular disease (CVD) but with CVD risk factors. The results indicated positivity in statins reducing mortality and cardiovascular events. Later it was also found that the meta-analysis was unable to determine which populations are most likely to benefit from primary prevention with statins.
ACCESSION #
45383397

 

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