Statin therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of major vascular events among men and women. However, there has been a significant decline in both prescribing and compliance of statins in people older than 75 years old. In this presentation, we will discuss the meta-analysis of data from all large statin trials to compare the effect of statin therapy at different ages. We will also address the effect of statins on major vascular events among different age groups.
1. Identify if statins are effective in patients older than 75 years.
2. Compare the effects of statin therapy at different ages (age groups: <55; 55-60; 60-65; 65-70; 70-75; >75).
3. Demonstrate whether major vascular events were significantly reduced by statin use.
About the Speaker(s):
Sireesha Teegala, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
Sireesha Teegala, MD and her faculty mentor Cristan Fernandez Falcon, MD have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)
Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.
The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.