Statins in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women: Facts and myths

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Abstract

It has been suggested that statins do not lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially in primary prevention for women. In this article, we first describe CVD risk prediction associated with various lipid fractions in men and women, and then present a review of the literature on the efficacy of statins in primary and secondary prevention of CVD. Last, we describe sex disparities in cholesterol care in women with established CVD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-289
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume40
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular diseases/blood/prevention amp; Control
  • Dyslipidemias/drugtherapy
  • Female
  • Hypercholesterolemia/drugtherapy
  • Lipids/blood
  • Lipoprotein(a)/blood
  • Randomized controlledtrialsastopic
  • Triglycerides/blood
  • Womens health

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