Cardiovascular diseases are very common and have a severe impact on morbidity and mortality.
Risk factors are especially lifestyle related habits, e.g. smoking, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, as well as cardiometabolic diseases, e.g. overweight, high blood pressure and disorders of the lipid and carbohydrate metabolism (e.g. diabetes mellitus).
The following fact box will help you weigh the benefits and harms of statins in primary prevention.
- Fact box Statins in primary prevention
- Fact box Treatment strategies for patients with a high risk of and with a heart attack