sábado, 22 de octubre de 2016

Making sense of the statin guidelines - Harvard Health

Making sense of the statin guidelines - Harvard Health

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Making sense of the statin guidelines

For years, doctors prescribed cholesterol-lowing statins based largely on cholesterol test results. The goal was to lower total cholesterol to under 200 mg/dL, and LDL (bad) cholesterol to under 100 mg/dL. But in late 2013, these guidelines shifted. Instead of aiming for a specific cholesterol value, doctors were urged to look at a person's entire cardiovascular risk profile when considering treatment.

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