Patients missing out on vital statins after acute coronary syndrome

Intensive lipid-lowering therapy could reduce their risk of another event, say researchers

Almost half of patients discharged from hospital after an acute coronary syndrome are missing out on intensive lipid-lowering therapy that could reduce their risk of another event, Australian researchers say.

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Analysis of data from 3400 patients enrolled in the CONCORDANCE registry, which covers 42 hospitals, shows that 45% of patients admitted for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were not receiving high-intensity statins or ezetimibe post-discharge.

One-quarter of patients were shown to be receiving some form of lipid-lowering therapy other than the recommended intensive therapy

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