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Stopping statins in older patients may result in increased CV risk

KEY POINT

Stopping statins used by older patients for primary prevention was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) adverse events such as coronary, cerebrovascular, and other vascular events, according to results of an observational study published in the European Heart Journal.

SOURCES

Giral P, et al. Cardiovascular effect of discontinuing statins for primary prevention at the age of 75 years: A nationwide population-based cohort study in France. Eur Heart J. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].

Mortensen MB, et al. Primary prevention with statins in the elderly. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(1):85–94.