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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Determining and targeting reasons for low statin use to improve guideline-concordant statin therapy in high-risk patients
Principal Investigator:

Salim S. Virani

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $235,666
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Optimal statin therapy is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD). The VA External Peer Review Program (EPRP) also recommends moderate-high intensity statins in patients with CVD. We have shown that a large proportion of Veterans with CVD (41%) are on suboptimal statin therapy. Guideline concordant statin treatment over 5 years could potentially prevent 20,611 vascular events including 3,435 deaths in Veterans wi...

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