Taking a statin to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke

Source:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Publication date:
01 November 2014

Abstract

This decision aid is intended to help you to make up your mind whether or not to take a statin to help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or developing angina (together called coronary heart disease or CHD), or of having a stroke. Your decision depends on several things that this information will help to explain. Different people will feel that some of these things are more important to them than others, so it is important that you make a decision that is right for you.