With heart disease a leading global killer, causing 18 million deaths each year, there is a trend toward recommending preventive drug treatment to more borderline patients. Photo: SCMP Picture With heart disease a leading global killer, causing 18 million deaths each year, there is a trend toward recommending preventive drug treatment to more borderline patients. Photo: SCMP Picture
With heart disease a leading global killer, causing 18 million deaths each year, there is a trend toward recommending preventive drug treatment to more borderline patients. Photo: SCMP Picture

Major global study shows statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in lower risk patients

The results could prod far more doctors to add a statin to blood pressure therapy for people who have no prior history of heart problems

With heart disease a leading global killer, causing 18 million deaths each year, there is a trend toward recommending preventive drug treatment to more borderline patients. Photo: SCMP Picture With heart disease a leading global killer, causing 18 million deaths each year, there is a trend toward recommending preventive drug treatment to more borderline patients. Photo: SCMP Picture
With heart disease a leading global killer, causing 18 million deaths each year, there is a trend toward recommending preventive drug treatment to more borderline patients. Photo: SCMP Picture
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