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Statins for primary prevention: Who, when, and how to treat

KEY POINT

The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines on lipid management were more accurate at identifying patients eligible for statin therapy and those at increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) events, compared with the 2004 National Cholesterol Education Program's (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) recommendations.