Decision Aid Summary

Title Statins: Should I Take Them to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Audience People considering taking medicines called statins to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke.
Options included Start taking a statin to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Don't take a statin. Try lowering your risk with lifestyle changes.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Cholesterol
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.