NICE guidance updates on statins and secondary prevention

Br J Cardiol 2014;21:9 Leave a comment
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Draft guidance on statins

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that the threshold for starting statins for the preventive treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is halved from a 20% risk of developing CVD over 10 years to a 10% risk. This draft guidance – an update on its 2008 lipid modification guidance – follows new evidence for CVD risk assessment tools and the availability of generic statins. 

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