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What the New Heart Guidelines Really Mean.

The patient looked at me a little curiously. "So, we don't care what my cholesterol numbers are anymore? And you still want me to take a statin? I don't get it." He's not the only one.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Mortality from cardiovascular disease has been dropping in linear fashion since 1970, according to data from the American Heart Association. That was 25 years before the first statins were ever introduced. Maybe cholesterol was never the problem in the first place.

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