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Comment & Response
April 2017

Statin Eligibility Under American and European Cholesterol Guidelines

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
JAMA Cardiol. 2017;2(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.5080

To the Editor Extrapolating from cross-sectional surveys in the United States and Poland, Lee et al1 compared statin eligibility under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA)2 and the European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society (ESC/EAS)3 and concluded, “Despite differences in the ACC/AHA and EAS/ESC guidelines, the numbers of adults aged 40 to 65 years recommended for cholesterol-lowering therapy under each guideline were similar when applied to nationwide representative samples from both the United States and Poland.”

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