This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the clinical effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography with that of functional stress testing for patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
This study examines clinician rationale for ordering monitoring lipid panels among patients on statin therapy and the association of treatment changes with testing.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether a system of medication reminders using financial incentives and social support delays subsequent vascular events in patients following acute myocardial infarction compared with usual care.
This post hoc secondary analysis of older adults in the randomized clinical trial ALLHAT-LLT compares statin treatment vs usual care for primary cardiovascular prevention.
This study analyzes data of patients enrolled in the US Department of Defense’s TRICARE insurance to determine the association of statin use with risk of back disorder diagnoses.
This cohort study evaluates associations of early perioperative statin use with outcomes in a national cohort of patients in the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program database who underwent noncardiac surgery.
This Editorial discusses the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations statement on screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents and the low value this screening has.
This population-based cohort study evaluates trends in the prescription and cost of generic atorvastatin among patients with commercial insurance coverage.
This study assesses the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels achieved with statin treatment and cardiovascular events in patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease.
This study explores whether receipt of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meals by physicians is associated with their prescribing the promoted brand-name drug at higher rates to Medicare beneficiaries.
This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of pharmacologic therapy and clinical risk factors on incident conduction system disease in patients with hypertension.
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