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In the News: New Statin Guidelines

by jmiller on November 13, 2013

New statin guidelines were issued by the American Heart Association this past week (Circulation, Nov 12).  The guidelines recommend statin therapy for people without cardiovascular disease who are 40 to 75 years old and have a 7.5 % or higher risk for heart attack or stroke within 10 years; people with a hx of heart attack, stroke, stable or unstable angina, peripheral artery disease, tia or coroanary or other revascularization; people 21 and older wwho have a very high level of cholesterol (190 mg/dl or higher; people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who are 40 to 75 years old.  Click here to read full guidelines.

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