Search Tag: primary prevention

Cardiology Management

Elderly have Highest Rate of Statin Use

2015 24 Aug

According to new research published by JAMA Internal Medicine, the use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease between 1999 and 2012 significantly increased among the elderly despite the fact that there is no evidence to recommend the use of these drugs in this particular patient segment. The study was conducted by Michael... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Inappropriate Aspirin Use in 1 in 10 Low-Risk Heart Patients

2015 14 Jan

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, over 10 percent of patients in a representative sample of US cardiology clinics were inappropriately taking aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD. The study also found that the inappropriate use of aspirin in different cardiology practices varied from 0 to 70... Read more


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