Gender disparities in evidence-based statin therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease.

@article{Virani2014GenderDI,
  title={Gender disparities in evidence-based statin therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Salim S Virani and Lechauncy D Woodard and David J. Ramsey and Tracy H. Urech and Julia M. Akeroyd and Tina P Shah and Anita Deswal and B. {\"U}mit Bozkurt and Christie M. Ballantyne and Laura A. Petersen},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={
          21-6
        }
}
Studies have shown gender disparities in cholesterol care in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), with women less likely than men to have low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels <100 mg/dl. Whether this is related to a lower evidence-based statin or high-intensity statin use is not known. We used a national cohort of 972,532 patients with CVD (coronary heart disease, peripheral artery disease, and ischemic stroke) receiving care in 130 Veterans Health Administration facilities from… CONTINUE READING
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