Latest statin guidelines maintain more conservative approach to preventing first stroke or heart attack

Latest statin guidelines maintain more conservative approach to preventing first stroke or heart attack

The recommendations are a bit more conservative than the guidelines put forth by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and some doctors wonder if they should be more aggressive. Specifically, USPSTF guidelines, published Tuesday in JAMA, recommend statin use in adults ages 40 to 75 who have one or more risk …

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