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Statins Work Just as Well in Women as in Men:  Comment on “Statin Therapy in the Prevention of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events”

Fiona Taylor, PhD, HonMFPH; Shah Ebrahim, DM, FRCP
Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(12):919-920. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2434.
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Evidence to support the use of statins for preventing recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) is strong, derived from individual patient data meta-analysis1 and from systematic reviews of randomized trials.2 This evidence underpins the use of statins in clinical guidelines internationally as an uncontroversial treatment for secondary prevention that is both cost-effective and safe.35

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Figure. Effects of statins on all-cause mortality. HPS indicates Heart Protection Study11; RR, relative risk.

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