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Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2013
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Title
Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004816.pub5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Fiona Taylor, Mark D Huffman, Ana Filipa Macedo, Theresa HM Moore, Margaret Burke, George Davey Smith, Kirsten Ward, Shah Ebrahim, Hawkins C Gay

Abstract

Reducing high blood cholesterol, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in people with and without a past history of CVD is an important goal of pharmacotherapy. Statins are the first-choice agents. Previous reviews of the effects of statins have highlighted their benefits in people with CVD. The case for primary prevention was uncertain when the last version of this review was published (2011) and in light of new data an update of this review is required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 896 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 149 16%
Student > Master 129 14%
Researcher 117 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 98 11%
Other 68 7%
Other 204 22%
Unknown 153 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 430 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 52 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 45 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 43 5%
Other 119 13%
Unknown 180 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 438. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2022.
All research outputs
#47,678
of 21,759,476 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#87
of 12,101 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#304
of 281,252 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 446 outputs
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