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    Would you recommend statins for someone with this lipid panel? My doctor says it's on the edge.

    65 year old male; no diabetes, no CHD, no smoking, no high BP (systolic usually 100-120); weight, waist circumference, diet and exercise all within guidelines; parents were on statins for hyperlipidemia, father had aortic stenosis and valve replacement in his 60s.

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    We can't provide specific recommendations for your situation of course, but for a hypothetical individual with the characteristics you describe, I would not typically initiate statin therapy.

    If you wanted even more definitive evidence to guide decision making, you could obtain a CAC score; however, even that isn't strictly necessary in this situation.
    IG / YT


    • quark
      quark commented
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      On behalf of hypothetical individuals, thank you.