Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Exciting developments from AHA

The American Heart Association Scientific Session is wrapping up today. Some really exciting developments emerged at this meeting. Primary prevention, hs-CRP, and statins are very hot topics because of the results from the JUPITER study. Much debate and discussion has emerged on the topic of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk.

If you're middle-aged (I'll let you define what that is), if you have normal cholesterol levels, and if you're otherwise healthy, would you take a statin? Most people would answer "no" unless they've seen the results of the JUPITER study. For me, my answer would be "it would depend on my hs-CRP level."

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