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Aggressive Lowering of LDL Cholesterol Level Shows Limited Benefit for Patients with Previous Heart Attack

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Patients who have had a heart attack and are treated with a high dose of a statin drug did not have significant reduction in the primary outcome of major cardiac events (coronary death, nonfatal acute heart attack, or cardiac arrest with resuscitation), but did appear to have reduced risk when certain secondary outcomes (composite end points of any coronary heart disease event) were examined, according to a study in the November 16 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early to coincide with its presentation at the American Heart Association