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Scripps Cardiologist Discusses New Changes to Statin Guidelines

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New guidelines, issued on Nov. 12, by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs as a preventative measure for heart attacks and strokes.


Matthew Lucks, MD, weighed in on the guidelines in the following San Diego U-T article: Cardiologist Discusses Statin Changes.

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