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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Texas Heart Institute Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Cardiovascular diseases/blood/prevention amp; Control
- Randomized controlledtrialsastopic
- Womens health