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Dr. Deepak Bhatt

Posted at 3:36 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 15:36:33-05

Worldwide, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer of men and women. In the United States, CVD leads to one in every three deaths – one death approximately every 38 seconds – with annual treatment cost in excess of $500 billion.

 

Multiple primary and secondary prevention trials have shown a significant reduction of 25% to 35% in the risk of cardiovascular events with statin therapy, leaving significant risk despite control of LDL-C levels. A new study has found that adding icosapent ethyl in addition to statin therapy can reduce cardiovascular events by up to 25%. 

 

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