A change of heart: Research indicates there are newer effective ways to prevent cardiovascular issues

(BPT) - Cardiovascular (CV) disease affects nearly half of all adult Americans[i] and is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Although it constitutes one of the most significant challenges facing the medical community, confusion remains around which therapies are best to manage the disease and prevent heart attack, stroke and death. For the 48% of adults in the U.S. with heart disease,[i] the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) continue to recommend statins for at-risk patients. However, doctors are prescribing statins alongside drugs that the latest research shows may not work.

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