Official Title

PRagmatic EValuation of evENTs And Benefits of Lipid-lowering in oldEr adults


The purpose of PREVENTABLE is to learn if taking a statin could help older adults live well for longer by preventing dementia, disability, or heart disease. The duration of the study will last 5 years. 

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Community-dwelling adults
  • Age ≥75 years
  • English or Spanish as primary language


Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically evident cardiovascular disease defined as prior myocardial Infarction (MI), prior stroke, prior revascularization procedure, or a secondary prevention indication for a statin (clinician determined)
  • Hospitalization for a primary diagnosis of heart failure in the prior 12 months (Note: History of heart failure in the absence of recent hospitalization or clinically evident cardiovascular disease is not an exclusion)
  • Dementia (clinically evident or previously diagnosed)
  • Dependence in any Katz Basic Activities of Daily Living [ADL] (with the exception of urinary or bowel continence)
  • Severe hearing impairment (preventing phone follow up)
  • Unable to talk (preventing phone follow up)

Exclusion Criteria varies, please contact Study Coordinator for more information. 

Age Range

75 years and up