Nowadays, it is not safe for anybody to wait at the age of 50 to be checked by doctors of any heart related diseases. Any ages below 50 years old should see a doctor.
Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events by LDL-Cholesterol Level (mg/dL): Among those treated with high-dose statin therapy, more than 40% of patients failed to achieve an LDL-cholesterol target of less than 70 mg/dL.
Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
Lower LDL Still Best: Very Low Levels of LDL Linked with Reduced CV Events
July 28, 2014
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS — The question of how low LDL-cholesterol levels should be in the present statin era, recently addressed with the new US clinical guidelines, is once again questioned with the new publication of a patient-level meta-analysis of eight clinical trials investigating statin therapy.
The new meta-analysis, published July 28, 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that lowering LDL-cholesterol levels to very low levels results in a significant reduction in cardiovascular events. Individuals with LDL-cholesterol levels <50 mg/dL had a significantly lower risk of…
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