Modeling Statin-Induced Reductions of Cardiovascular Events in Primary Prevention: A VOYAGER Meta-Analysis

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Objective: We used individual patient data from the VOYAGER database to estimate cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction with commonly used high-intensity statins. Methods: In patients with known atherosclerotic CV disease (ASCVD) treated with high-intensity statin therapy (n = 6,735), the predicted risk reduction was estimated using the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration meta-analysis, which determined risk reduction per 38.7 mg/dL statin-mediated reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Results: The greatest reductions in risk were seen in major vascular events (estimated rate ratios ranged from 0.55 with rosuvastatin [RSV] 40 mg to 0.60 with atorvastatin [ATV] 40 mg) and coronary heart disease death (estimated rate ratios ranged from 0.58 with RSV 40 mg to 0.64 with ATV 40 mg). Conclusions: Our results show that, in individuals without clinical ASCVD, statin therapy has the potential to reduce the frequency of CV events.

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