whether more women should get a statin to prevent cardiovascular disease

There's controversy about whether more women should get a statin to prevent cardiovascular disease.

New American Heart Assn guidelines have lowered the threshold for which women are considered "high risk." These used to be women with over a 20% risk of a heart attack in 10 years.

Now these are women with a 10% risk or higher of any CV event...including STROKE...in the next 10 years. That's because women are more likely to have a stroke than a heart attack.

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