British Medical Journal Report Supports SCHS White Paper on Statins
The report concluded, “In patients without established cardiovascular disease but with cardiovascular risk factors, statin use was associated with significantly improved survival and large reductions in the risk of major cardiovascular events.”
A meta-analysis of 10 significant statin trials involving more than 70,000 patients published in the
The BMJ findings parallel those of the
“More Americans and growing portions of the global medical community are coming to an important consensus on the potential of statins to improve heart health and save lives,” said SCHS Policy Director
Cors noted the importance of recognizing the many types of statins and how each may play a role in addressing the specific cardiovascular risks for each patient. “Only by talking with their doctor can patients make sure they receive the right statin to meet their cholesterol goals through a well monitored regimen,” said Cors.
The SCHS white paper entitled Saving America’s Seniors with Statins, is available online and may be viewed at http://www.seniorsforcures.org/6-22-09_statins.html. The white paper is available without subscription.
SOURCE Senior Center for Health and Security