Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In patients with cardiovascular disease and low HDL levels^ does adding niacin to statin therapy decrease future cardiovascular events?

In patients with cardiovascular disease already on statin therapy^ adding niacin does not improve cardiovascular events. Among lipid treatments^ only statin monotherapy has strong evidence for CVD prevention (regardless of lipid levels).

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Publication Date: 2012-4-10
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-01 09:36:11