CME/CE: Statins May Cut Stroke in Seniors

Publication Date:
Mon, 06/01/2015
By: Alere Staff

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American Heart Association

 

ACTIVE DATE

May 21, 2015 – May 21, 2017 

 

CREDIT

Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

 

DESCRIPTION

The use of statins or fibrates was associated with a 30% decrease in the incidence of stroke in healthy older people with no known history of vascular events. Note that no protective association was found between lipid-lowering drug use and coronary heart disease, which varied from previous trial results.

 

LINK

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Atherosclerosis/51701