Clinical Recommendation: Statins in Primary Prevention of CVD
Resource title: Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Preventive Medication: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
Resource description: This clinical recommendation summarizes the use of statins as a preventive measure for adults aged 40 to 75 years with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and for those who have one or more CVD risk factors with a calculated 10-year CVD event risk of 7.5 percent or greater.
Document author(s)/institution of origin: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
File size and format: 708.88 KB, PDF
Number of pages: 11
Target audience: Clinicians
Date: November 2016