Do statins benefit very elderly patients

Do statins benefit very elderly patients?

Providers often wonder if there's an age at which statin benefits are outweighed by risks, such as myopathy or drug interactions.

But cholesterol is still an important modifiable risk factor...even in patients over 80. For example, each 40 mg/dL drop in LDL lowers CV risk by about 20% over one year...REGARDLESS of age.

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