Statin Usage - National Survey | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Learn about statins and understand the risks of high cholesterol through the official Web resource for the USAGE Survey, the largest known cholesterol survey in the US (10,100 participants)

 

Key Findings
Survey participants were highly satisfied with the info provided to them about  cholesterol & its treatment with statins:
=> 85% USAGE participants consider their physician to be one of two most valuable resources for info
=>  53% USAGE participants use their physician as the sole source of information on statins

=>  Only about half of USAGE participants remember their cholesterol levels (knowing your numbers us correlated with treatment success)

=>  Only about half of USAGE participants remember receiving recommendations on diet & exercise at every doctor's office visit.

=>  one out of three USAGE participants had statin side effects andstopped medicine without first discussing the issue with their physician.