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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Statins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Frailty
Principal Investigator:

Ariela R Orkaby

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2023
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $331,678
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Statins are highly effective cholesterol-lowering medications used for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and are one of the most commonly prescribed medications. However, data on safety and efficacy of statins for primary prevention of CVD in adults over 75 years is scarce and as a result, the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines do not support routine use of statins for primary prevention after age 75. Current VA guidelines do no...

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