Primary Prevention Statins in Older Adults: Personalized Care for a Heterogeneous Population

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 22 January 2020


Autores: Deirdre O’Neill MD., MSc Neil J. Stone MD., Daniel E. Forman MD

Background: The 2018 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines on the management of cholesterol acknowledge a lack of robust randomized clinical trial data to support routine use of statin therapy for primary prevention in adults older than 75 years. Shared decision making is emphasized because potential recommendations should reflect limitations of the current data, as well as heterogeneity of the older adult population, spanning the robust to the most frail.

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