Clinical Challenge: Improving Appropriate Statin Use

11:30 EST 2 Dec 2019 | MedPageToday

]]>(MedPage Today) -- While lipid levels and statin use are improving overall among American adults, physicians will have to be in the driver's seat if further progress is to be made. Age-adjusted mean total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density...

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