Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Taylor, F; Ward, K; Moore, TH; Burke, M; Davey Smith, G; Casas, JP; Ebrahim, S; (2011) Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1. CD004816. ISSN 1469-493X DOI:

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Reducing high blood cholesterol, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in people with and without a past history of coronary heart disease (CHD) is an important goal of pharmacotherapy. Statins are the first-choice agents. Previous reviews of the effects of statins have highlighted their benefits in people with coronary artery disease. The case for primary prevention, however, is less clear.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 21249663


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