Many Hospitalized Heart Patients Discharged Not Getting Protective Statin Medications Upon Release, Fewer Remaining on Medicine After One Year

While patients who are discharged from the hospital after treatment for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral artery disease, should be on statin medications to reduce their risk of reoccurrence, very few of them remain on the drugs long-term -- and many never even receive a statin prescription, according to a new study.

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