Statin Therapy for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
JAMA. 2013 Nov 25;
Authors: Taylor FC, Huffman M, Ebrahim S
CLINICAL QUESTION Do statins reduce rates of cardiovascular events when used for primary prevention? BOTTOM LINE When used for primary prevention, statins are associated with lower rates of all-cause mortality, major vascular events, and revascularizations compared with placebo. Statin therapy is not associated with increased rates of life-threatening adverse effects such as cancer.
PMID: 24276813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]