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New Guidelines on Statins

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recently released new guidelines that call for sweeping changes in the way cholesterol-lowering statin medications are prescribed. These new guidelines have caused much controversy, as physicians across the country debate the science behind the new recommendations, the merits of changing decades-old practices, and the idea of placing even more of their patients on statin therapy.

Dr. Eric Lieberman, Suburban Hospital's chief of the Division of Cardiology, sheds some light on the new guidelines and the use of statins to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

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