Does statin therapy improve morbidity or mortality in patients older than 65 years without diabetes or known cardiovascular disease?


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Abstract

Bottom lineThere is no clear evidence that statin therapy improves either cardiovascular mortality or all-cause mortality in nondiabetic patients older than 65 years who do not have known heart disease. However, statins reduce myocardial infarction (MI) and possibly stroke, in a mixed population of diabetic and nondiabetic patients older than 65 years without existing cardiovascular disease (SOR: B, systematic reviews of RCTs with both diabetic and nondiabetic patients).

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