Is statin therapy (cholesterol lowering medicine) effective in preventing cardiac events?

Yes!  The pooled data from many studies showed that more intensive statin therapy (higher medicine dose with resulting lower cholesterol levels) was more effective than less intensive statin therapy in reducing the rate of major cardiovascular events (heart attack and stroke).

And, yes, statins were more effective at preventing major cardiovascular events compared to patients taking placebo pills (fake pills).

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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