Scripps Cardiologist Discusses New Statin Guidelines on CNN

Scripps Clinic cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, joined Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” program to discuss new guidelines for determining whether a person should take a statin drug to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

“There has been a fixation of Americans to get their numbers right even though so many of them are just getting a cosmetic effect on their blood test, without actually improving their risk of getting heart disease," said Dr. Topol, who also is the chief academic officer of Scripps Health.

Watch the CNN interview: Heart Guidelines

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