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Statins as primary prevention in patients without dislipidaemia


Stafford, L and Bereznicki, LRE, Statins as primary prevention in patients without dislipidaemia, Australian Pharmacist, 28, (5) pp. 422-426. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in Australia, responsible for 34% and 39% of male and female deaths, respectively. It is also a significant contributor to the burden of disease across the population, Dyslipidaemia, especially elevated levels of lOW-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-Cl, is recognised as a major cardiovascular risk factor. Statins have become firmly established as first-line lipid lowering therapy in the secondary prevention of established CVD due to their ability to lower LDL-C levels and improve patient outcomes

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:statins and prevention
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Stafford, L (Dr Leanne Chalmers)
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
ID Code:57683
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-08-07
Last Modified:2010-10-06
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