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 medicine called a statin to help prevent heart disease.
Don't take a statin. Try to lower your risk with healthy lifestyle habits alone.
|Year of last update or review||2020|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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|
|9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.