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Guidelines may underestimate the harms of statins: Follow person-centric approach
Dr KK Aggarwal,  08 December 2018
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A new modelling study involving persons aged 40 to 75 years with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) suggests that 10-year risk thresholds used in current guidelines to prescribe statins for primary prevention of CVD are probably substantially too low.

A new study published online Dec 3, 2018 in the Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that instead of 7.5% to 10% 10-year risks one should use 14% risk thresholds where

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