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Results from the Largest Known Cholesterol Survey Conducted in the U.S. Announced at the American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Sessions
Date:11/5/2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the USAGE survey, the largest known cholesterol survey in the U.S. involving more than 10,100 statin users1, were presented today at the American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Sessions, the leading gathering of cardiovascular disease experts in the country. John O'Hurley, Seinfeld and Dancing with the Stars actor and high cholesterol patient, is dedicated to educational efforts in support of the USAGE survey.  As a result of the USAGE survey key findings, tools and resources were developed to help improve physician-patient dialogue and are available at www.statinUSAGE.com.

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The USAGE survey "Understanding Statin use in America and Gaps in Education," is the first survey of its kind to uncover the reasons why patients stop taking their cholesterol statin medications.1,2  High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors of heart disease, the number one cause of death in the U.S.3

"When I was first diagnosed with high cholesterol, I struggled with understanding the seriousness of my health condition," said John O'Hurley. "Thanks to in-depth conversations with my doctor and a personalized treatment plan including diet and exercise, I have lowered my cholesterol levels and am taking control of my health. It is my hope that the USAGE survey tools and resources help patients to understand the importance of managing high cholesterol and give them clea
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SOURCE National Lipid Association; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company
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