Dyslipidemia in Hypertension: Importance of Statins for Primary Prevention

Dyslipidemia in Hypertension: Importance of Statins for Primary Prevention

  • High blood pressure (BP) is the most important cause of global mortality and morbidity.
  • Management of hypertension should move away from the “number-based” approach to “risk-based” therapy.
  • Raised LDL-C is the most important CVD/CAD risk factor and contributes to “residual risk” in BP management.
  • Large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and metaanalyses have reported that the addition of statin to BP-lowering medicines significantly reduces CV risk and events (additional benefit reduction of 15-30%).
  • Polypill RCTs have also reported a significant lowering of CV risk in uncomplicated hypertension.
  • Hypertension guidelines should recommend the addition of statins to usual care in moderate and high uncomplicated hypertension.

Dr. Rajeev Gupta

Dr. Rajeev Gupta is a Consultant Physician in C Scheme, Jaipur. Dr. Rajeev Gupta practices at KDG Medical & Dental Centre in C Scheme, Jaipur. He completed MBBS from Sardar Patel Medical College in 1976 and MD - (General Medicine) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1979.

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