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.
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