Statin stop: the Catalyst effect

The online poll of 150 GPs, commissioned by MSD and conducted by Cegedim Strategic Data after the Catalyst ‘Heart of the Matter’ program on cholesterol was broadcast, found that two out of three GPs had patients who either said they wanted to stop taking their medication or had already done so.

Of the patients who had, or wanted to stop their statins, GPs considered that 58% were in the high cardiovascular risk category.