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U.S. statin use plateaued in 2013 to 2018

Most U.S. adults with the strongest guideline recommendations for primary prevention with statins are not receiving them, including those with diabetes, extremely high cholesterol levels, or 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease over 20%, a study found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/05/1.htm
5 Dec 2023

Statins underused in patients with cardiovascular disease, study finds

Women, older adults, and those with peripheral artery disease and cerebrovascular disease are particularly likely not to receive statins, according to an industry-funded analysis of lipid-lowering therapy use.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/08/08/2.htm
8 Aug 2023

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/latest-updates-on-acps-priorities-initiatives.htm
1 Jan 2024

Statins rarely cause muscle pain, meta-analysis finds

Statin therapy caused approximately 11 reports of any muscle pain or weakness per 1,000 treated patients during the first year of use, but little after, according to an analysis of placebo-controlled trials and trials of more intensive versus less intensive statin therapy.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/4.htm
6 Sep 2022

Studies highlight limitations, potential alternatives to common risk equations for CVD

Removing race from the pooled cohort risk equations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) did not affect accuracy, according to results of a recent study, while another tested a prediction model based only on sex, age, and routine lab tests.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/12/1.htm
12 Dec 2023

The never-ending push-pull of statins

Statins have proven their potential to reduce end-point outcomes, such as death from cardiovascular disease. But the drug class also has some downsides, and the pros and the cons become a close call.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/04/statins.htm
1 Apr 2017

Oldest patients least likely to receive statins despite potential benefits, study finds

Patients older than age 75 years were less likely to receive moderate- or high-intensity statins than those ages 65 to 75 years despite their higher incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/09/21/4.htm
21 Sep 2021

Tips for using statins, PCSK9 inhibitors in chronic CAD

Guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk are shifting with the evidence.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/06/statin.htm
1 Jun 2017

Study finds no difference in muscle symptom scores between statin, placebo

Three months after 200 primary care patients in the U.K. who previously reported muscle symptoms from statins underwent a series of randomized, placebo-controlled, n-of-one trials, about two-thirds said they planned to restart statin treatment.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/02/2.htm
2 Mar 2021

Statins not associated with memory or cognition decline in elderly

Statins were associated with preserved cognitive ability in some subgroups, and the study may offer reassurance to patients concerned about statins' effects on the brain, study authors wrote.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2019/11/19/4.htm
19 Nov 2019

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