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Patients with normal LDL before STEMI were often eligible for statin therapy

April 27, 2017

Most patients who experienced STEMI had average LDL levels and would have been eligible for statin therapy before their MI using the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Heart disease is a multifactorial process, and factors other than cholesterol, like smoking or high [BP], can raise your risk even if your cholesterol is normal,” Michael Miedema, MD, MPH, cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, said in a press release. “In fact, we found that the average cholesterol levels in this group of individuals were quite average.”

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