Who Should Get a Statin? Guidelines Don't Match Up
4/26/2017 Fewer patients would be prescribed statin therapy if physicians based treatment decisions on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease than if they followed the American ...
One in Five Acute MI Patients Drop Statins Within 2 Years
4/26/2017 The identification of these characteristics associated with continuing statin therapy “could inform interventions to reduce the residual cardiovascular risk after MI,” lead investigator Lisandro Colantonio, MD (University of Alabama, Birmingham), and ...
More Evidence Statins Improve Renal Cell Carcinoma Outcomes
4/26/2017 The U.S. investigators found a cancer-specific survival rate of 88% among people who received statins, compared with 69% among patients who received non-statin lipid therapies. All patients had both RCC and dyslipidemia. The team retrospectively ...
Adherence to high-intensity statin drops-off for many following heart attack
4/26/2017 A substantial proportion of patients prescribed high-intensity statins following hospitalization for a heart attack did not continue taking this medication with high adherence at two years after discharge, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
Adherence to high intensity statins drops off for heart attack patients
4/26/2017 Patients prescribed high-intensity statins following hospitalisation for a myocardial infarction do not continue taking these drugs with high adherence at two years after discharge, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology (online, 19 April 2017).
Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins
4/26/2017 High doses of powerful statin drugs have been shown to avert future heart problems, including heart attack and stroke. Yet many heart attack patients stop taking these medicines as recommended, a new study reveals.
Should you take statins? 2 guidelines offer different answers | KSL ...
4/26/2017 When it comes to using statins to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, one leading U.S. guideline recommends the drugs to 9 million more people than the other, ...
Adherence to Statins after ACS: What's Your Baseline?
4/26/2017 Patients who experience acute coronary syndrome (ACS) need high-intensity statin therapy. Evidence supports its use and shows that it confers a survival benefit.
Elderly Women at Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes While Taking Statins
4/26/2017 Statins, the inhibitors of HMG-CoA reductase, have long been an important piece in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disorders.
Pharmacist nudging closes gap in statins for people with diabetes ...
4/26/2017 Pharmacists who reach out to prescribers can help ensure that people with diabetes get the recommended prescriptions for statins, according to a study.