Statin treatment should be started early

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1143a (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1143
  1. Paul Masters,
  2. Arun Shetty
  1. Senior registrar Clinical assistant Lipid Clinic, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB

    EDITOR,—As doctors who have managed patients with hypercholesterolaemia despite widespread scepticism, particularly in the BMJ,1 we should be feeling pleased that one of our main treatments has been proved safe and effective. However, the results of the recent statin trials2 3 were perhaps too good and we are now told by P D …

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