November 1st, 2019

Podcast 240: Overuse of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular events

(6 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Running time: 23 minutes

Paula Byrne set out to understand what the available data tell us about how many people are taking statins for primary prevention — and how much good is it likely doing them?

Also, how do you discuss their possible harms and benefits with patients?


Paula Byrne and colleagues’ analysis in The BMJ

Kausik Ray meta analysis in JAMA Internal¬† Medicine

Kausik Ray 2010 Clinical Conversations interview

NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine comparison of statin guidelines

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