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Effects of Statins for Primary Prevention in the Elderly: Recent Evidence

Authors
 Kyu Kim  ;  Sang-Hak Lee 
Citation
 Journal of Lipid and Atherosclerosis, Vol.9(1) : 1-7, 2020-01 
Journal Title
 Journal of Lipid and Atherosclerosis 
ISSN
 2287-2892 
Issue Date
2020-01
Keywords
Cardiovascular diseases ; Statins ; Elderly
Abstract
The number of the elderly individuals is steeply increasing, and their absolute cardiovascular risk is higher than that of younger age groups. However, very few statin trials have included elderly patients alone. Recently, we published the SCOPE-75 study, which analyzed the effect of statins for primary prevention in elderly Koreans (>75 years). In this study, statin users showed significantly fewer cardiovascular events and a lower all-cause mortality rate, supporting more active use of statins in this population. In the current review, we further compare and discuss similar studies reported in the past decades and in recent years.
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DOI
10.12997/jla.2020.9.1.1
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Kyu(김규)
Lee, Sang Hak(이상학) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4535-3745
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/175991
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