Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Statin Study: 20% reach lipid goals

A recent hypertension study re-emphasizes the need to address poor adherence to statin therapy, now at 30-40%.  Only 20% of patients are reaching target lipid levels.  Authors suggest patient centred approaches that include more frequent follow-ups, shown to be effective in cardiac patients, as well as lipid testing and education.

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