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In PAD, dropping statins ups death risk 43%

Key clinical point: Statin adherence saves lives in peripheral artery disease.

Major finding: Patients with PAD who stopped taking statins had an increase of 34%-43% in all-cause mortality.

Study details: Single site study of 691 patients with symptomatic PAD.

Disclosures: Dr. Dopheide reported that he had no outside sources of funding, and no conflicts of interest.


Dopheide, J., et al. ESC Congress 2019, Abstract P5363.