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Assessing Statin Prescriptions for Kids

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    The American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood, published in July 2008, triggered extensive discussion and debate among pediatricians. Dr. Sarah de Ferranti, director of the Preventive Cardiology Clinic at the Children's Hospital in Boston, shares her interpretation of the report and its recommendations with host Dr. Bill Rutenberg. How concerned should we be about the scarcity of long-term data on statin use among pediatric patients? What do we know about statins and puberty? Will the future bring non-invasive ways to assess the cardiovascular status of a child? Join us to learn more.

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    The American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood, published in July 2008, triggered extensive discussion and debate among pediatricians. Dr. Sarah de Ferranti, director of the Preventive Cardiology Clinic at the Children's Hospital in Boston, shares her interpretation of the report and its recommendations with host Dr. Bill Rutenberg. How concerned should we be about the scarcity of long-term data on statin use among pediatric patients? What do we know about statins and puberty? Will the future bring non-invasive ways to assess the cardiovascular status of a child? Join us to learn more.

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