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Statin the bleeding obvious


Well, while you wait for someone clever to respond... First of all QRISK 3 doesn't put above 10% until you get to about 63yrs, if all other factors are OK for men. The 10% threshold is not arbitrary, but at a point where NICE judges the benefits of intervention with statins to outweigh the harms. In the USA the threshold is lower, 7.5%. This is NICE recommendation, not mandated. Of course risk goes up with age. I would submit that having a discussion about heart health at or before you get to 60 is a good idea. Most heart attacks and stroke happen after that age. It doesn't have to be a GP, but it is usually us who prescribe the Statin, if needed. The recommendation to achieve lifestyle change is not frivolous, indeed everyone accepts that stopping smoking is a must. Then its management of risk factors including BP and diabetes. People with Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease (GRF

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