12.8 Million more adults are eligible for statin therapy based on a new study
attempting to determine the effect of new ACC/AHA guidelines
for the management of cholesterol, with the increase seen mostly
among older adults without cardiovascular disease. Among adults
60 and 75 years without cardiovascular disease, the percentage
eligible for such therapy would increase from 30.4% to 87.4%
among men and from 21.2% to 53.6% among women.
Statin Nation - graphic is from Cardiosource World News at http://www.joomag.com/magazine/cardiosource-worldnews-april-2014/0842627001398192120