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Study Doesn't Support Widespread Use of Statins in Elderly Patients

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: December 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 12 - p 67
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000549698.56327.ef
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According to this study:

  • In a large cohort of patients who did not have type 2 diabetes and were ages 75 and older and free of clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD), statins weren't associated with a reduction in atherosclerotic CVD or all-cause mortality.
  • Statins were beneficial in patients who had type 2 diabetes, but the benefit decreased with advancing age.
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