New cholesterol guidelines and the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease - a commentary on epistemic aspects.

Abstract

The recommendations contained in the 2013 cholesterol guidelines may be described as either with or without a direct empirical clinical trial basis. Recommendations without a direct empirical clinical trial basis tend to be controversial. Recommendations with and without a direct empirical clinical trial basis are mixed in the same text - while at the same time (rightfully) rejecting previous recommendations, also without a direct empirical clinical trial basis.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.06.035

Cite this paper

@article{Nunes2014NewCG, title={New cholesterol guidelines and the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease - a commentary on epistemic aspects.}, author={Jos{\'e} Pedro Lopes Nunes}, journal={Preventive medicine}, year={2014}, volume={69}, pages={314-6} }