#Statins and Primary Prevention – USPSTF Weighs In.

There is lots of debate on Statins in Primary prevention for Coronary Disease. Now the USPSTF weighs in on their recommendations.

Bottom Line:

1. Adults 40 -75 with 1 risk factor: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia PLUS
Pooled Cohort risk > 10%. –> Give Statin (low to moderate intensity)

2. Same as #1, but with risk 7.5% to 10% –> Consider statin (low to moderate intensity)

3. Adults over 75 –> Unknown.

See this succinct video from JAMA.screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-12-49-40-pm

http://jamanetwork.com/learning/video-player/13713283

REFERENCES
http://jamanetwork.com/learning/video-player/13713283
Link to full article here: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2584058?utm_term=alsomay

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