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Treatment gaps and potential cardiovascular risk reduction from expanded statin use in the US and England

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Background: The updated national guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid modification in the UK and US expand the indications for statin therapy in primary prevention to adults with moderate risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but many adults at high CVD risk remain untreated in both countries. We set out to identify treatment gaps in English and American adults at moderate and high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and to estimate the number of CVD events that would ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0190688

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Article number:
e0190688
Publication date:
2018-03-21
Acceptance date:
2018-02-22
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:829010
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uuid:c7bbcae8-e058-4056-9e38-50a478c0229b
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pubs:829010
Source identifiers:
829010
Deposit date:
2018-03-12

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