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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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SOTO HERNANDEZ, Karla Andrea et al. Statins used in the elderly, a growing population. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2013, vol.56, n.1, pp.19-29. ISSN 2448-4865.

The cardiovascular risk is responsible for a quarter splits of deaths by coronary illness and inside these patients, three quarter splits are greater than 65 years old. Because of it, it's very important to consider the clinical and economic benefits of a preventive therapy in this population group. The statins (inhibiting of the HMG-CoA reductasa), are considered as the greater hypolipemic therapy election for decrease the cardiovascular risk and in spite of not there to be publications focused in the exclusive use of statins in the population of older adults, besides multiple controversies, similar benefits to them can be found perceived in younger populations, but with a focus in primary prevention in the population of advanced age.

Keywords : Statins; older adults; atherosclerosis in the older adult.

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