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Adherence to USPSTF recommendations could lead to lower number of individuals recommended for statin

Adherence to USPSTF recommendations could lead to lower number of individuals recommended for statinFewer people could be recommended for primary prevention statin therapy, including many younger adults with high long-term cardiovascular disease risk, if physicians adhere to the 2016 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for statin therapy compared with the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, according to a study.Fewer people could be recommended for primary prevention statin therapy, including many younger adults with high long-term cardiovascular disease risk, if physicians adhere to the 2016 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for statin therapy compared with the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, according to a study.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170418111506.htm

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