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Comment & Response
August 2017

Intensity of Statin Treatment and Mortality

Author Affiliations
  • 1Area of Education for Appropriateness and Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Protection Agency, Milano, Italy
  • 2School of Hygiene, Public Health, and Preventive Medicine, University Milan Bicocca, Milano, Italy
JAMA Cardiol. 2017;2(8):928. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.0546

To the Editor In their retrospective cohort study of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, Rodriguez et al1 conclude, “High-intensity statins were associated with a small but significant survival advantage compared with moderate-intensity statins, even among older adults. Maximal doses of high-intensity statins were associated with a further survival benefit.”