Lower LDL is better for cardiac patients? Not always, says our new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

This observational study among more than 30,000 individuals with pre-existing heart disease and high compliance to statin medications, contributes new evidence to the international debate about the targets of LDL-cholesterol in preventing recurrent cardiac events. This study further supports previous evidence that there are significant protective effects of lowering LDL-C levels to below 100mg/dl, and suggests what a target threshold for long-term statin treatment management may be.


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