Statins: new American guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular disease

@article{Ridker2013StatinsNA,
  title={Statins: new American guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular disease},
  author={Paul M. Ridker and Nancy R. Cook},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={382},
  pages={1762-1765}
}
1762 www.thelancet.com Vol 382 November 30, 2013 Guidelines released on Nov 13, 2013, by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for the management of cholesterol are a major step in the right direction. These new guidelines emphasise prevention of stroke as well as heart disease, focus appropriately on statin therapy rather than alternative unproven therapeutic agents, and recognise that more intensive treatment is superior to less intensive treatment… CONTINUE READING
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