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Fewer than half of patients take high intensity statins two years after MI

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1956 (Published 21 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1956
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A substantial proportion of patients prescribed high intensity statins following a heart attack do not continue to regularly take them after they have been discharged from hospital, a study published in JAMA Cardiology has found.1

Risk of recurrent coronary heart disease events is high after a myocardial infarction. American Heart Association guidelines recommend that patients aged 75 …

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