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ACC, AHA Risk-Based Approach Remains Best Method for Statin Allocation in Primary Prevention

from TCTMD

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association risk-based approach for allocating statin therapy in primary prevention outperforms two other recently proposed methods for identifying patients who should be treated with the lipid-lowering therapy, according to a study published Dec. 14 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Overall, the ACC/AHA risk-based approach was better at identifying European patients who would go on to have a clinical event — and those would not — than a recently proposed screening method using RCT inclusion criteria to identify statin-eligible patients. more

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