Thousands of heart attacks and deaths could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins

Thousands of heart attacks and deaths could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins

Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors.

The findings come from a study led by researchers at Imperial College London and University of Leicester, which estimates that 12,000 cardiovascular events – such as a heart attack or stroke – among high risk patients in the UK could be averted by placing patients on high intensity cholesterol-lowering drugs and ensuring patients stick to the correct treatment regimen

 

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