Recommendations on Achieving Very Low Levels of Cholesterol to Prevent Heart Attacks

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Cholesterol and Heart Attack

In the ongoing debate regarding how low cholesterol levels should go, new research simultaneously published in the November 16, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association and presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2005, provide further evidence of the life-saving importance of a "lower is better" strategy.

BWH cardiologist Christopher P. Cannon, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Principal Investigator of the PROVE IT-TIMI 22 trial, which helped demonstrate the benefits of a high dose statin regimen in lowering cholesterol and heart attack risk, is now weighing in on the IDEAL Study through an associated editorial published in the same issue of JAMA.

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