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Most younger MI patients wouldn’t get statins under guidelines

Key clinical point: Most younger first-time myocardial infarction patients don’t meet guideline recommendations for statins.

Major finding: Among younger MI patients, 39% met 2018 guideline criteria for preventative statins.

Study details: A retrospective observational study of 6,639 first-time MI patients who had cardiac catheterization at Duke University Medical Center from 1995 to 2012 .

Disclosures: Dr. Navar reported financial relationships with Amarin, Janssen, Amgen, Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Esperion, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, The Medicine Company, New Amsterdam, Cerner and Pfizer.


M. Zeitouni et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2020;76:653-64.