New heart guidelines may increase U.S. statin users by 12.8M

03/20/2014 | Reuters · Medscape (free registration)

Cardiovascular prevention guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology in November could increase the number of Americans eligible for statin treatment by 12.8 million, according to an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine. Under the guidelines, about half of U.S. adults ages 40 to 75 would take statin drugs.

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