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Evidence for statins in people over 70 University of British Columbia. Therapeutics Initiative


Therapeutics Letter 130 reviews the evidence for statins in people aged seventy and older. Conclusions: Statins have not been proven to increase survival in the combined primary and secondary prevention population of people over 70. Statins have not been proven to reduce serious cardiovascular events in primary prevention in people over 70. Statins reduce serious cardiovascular events for secondary prevention in people over 70, but the relative and absolute benefit is less than in younger people. More evidence should be available within 4-7 years.

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