Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;1:CD004816
Authors: Taylor F, Ward K, Moore TH, Burke M, Davey Smith G, Casas JP, Ebrahim S
Reducing high blood cholesterol, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in people with and without a past history of coronary heart disease (CHD) 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 coronary artery disease. The case for primary prevention, however, is less clear.
PMID: 21249663 [PubMed - in process]