Prevalence and risks of undertreatment with statins

Br J Cardiol 2003;10:218-9 Leave a comment
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Statins are prescribed worldwide for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and also for those at risk of developing atherosclerotic vascular disease. This article looks at the prescribing of statins in the UK demonstrating how they are underprescribed in this country, how ineffective doses of statins are used due to many doctors not understanding how to implement guidelines, and how the greatest reductions in CHD risk are achieved by the greatest reductions in cholesterol.








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