Statins for primary prevention in adults aged 75 years and older: A nationwide population-based case-control study.


Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [Email]


There is inadequate evidence to establish statin treatment for primary prevention in the elderly. This study evaluated whether statins are beneficial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause death in adults aged ≥ 75 years.


Cardiovascular disease,Case and control study,Elderly,Mortality,Statin,

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