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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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