5 Steps to prevent Heart Disease

Friday, October 16, 2015

When should diabetics go on a statin?

This is a slide of Dr. Jeffrey Sicat from OMA lecture 2015

Lifetime risk of Diabetic for cardiovascular event is often 50%.

CAC of zero reduces the likelihood of CV event in 10 years
 but with LDLc higher than 100 the patient will continue to lay down atheroma.  
This can be prevented with low dose statin that is inexpensive with few side effects.

Lifetime vs. 10 year risk of heart attack or stroke link

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