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Statin Therapy for Primary Prevention 
of Cardiovascular Disease

Statin Therapy for Primary Prevention 
of Cardiovascular Disease Clinical QuestionDo statins reduce rates of cardiovascular events when used for primary prevention? Bottom LineWhen 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Statin Therapy for Primary Prevention 
of Cardiovascular Disease

JAMA , Volume 310 (22) – Dec 11, 2013

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.281348
pmid
24276813
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Abstract

Clinical QuestionDo statins reduce rates of cardiovascular events when used for primary prevention? Bottom LineWhen 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.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 11, 2013

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