Most patients with cardiovascular disease do not see a provider before having a STEMI
4/18/2017 The analysis also found that among the patients not taking statins before a STEMI, 38.7 percent were statin eligible under the ATP III guidelines and 79 percent would have been statin eligible under the 2013 guidelines from the American College of ...
Carotid Plaque Ultrasound Sharpens Stress Echo CAD Risk Assessment in Prospective Study
4/18/2017 But I think logic states—and the evidence is already there with computed tomography data—that if there's plaque and it gets treated with aspirin and statins, they reduce myocardial infarctions," compared with treatment guided by functional testing ...
Stroke survivors not taking statins
4/18/2017 Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations.
Stroke patients may need more help with statins management
4/18/2017 Health professionals need to do more to address concerns about side effects in patients prescribed statins after a stroke, research suggests.
Statin use reduces risk for lower-limb amputation in type 2 diabetes, PAD
4/18/2017 In adults with type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease, statin use was associated with a 25% lower rate of lower-extremity amputations and a 22% risk reduction in cardiovascular mortality when compared with no statin use, according to findings ...
Minneapolis heart attack study finds surprising trend among victims
4/18/2017 A group of Minneapolis cardiologists is recommending that more people take statin medications after a review of more than 1,000 heart attack victims found a high number who weren't taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.
SPECTRUM Drug Screen Reveals Fox Gloves Can Treat High Cholesterol
4/18/2017 A novel drug screen in liver-like cells shows that cardiac glycosides, which are found in the leaves of the digitalis or foxglove plant, could reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol differently than statins, potentially providing a new ...
How Common are Adverse GI Events with Statin Therapy?
4/18/2017 A retrospective study published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has found no association between statin use and increased risk of lower gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, as stated in some statin drug labeling. Statins, one of the most commonly ...
Statins show no survival benefit in small-cell lung cancer
4/18/2017 “There's no reason for people to stop taking statins to manage their cholesterol, but it's extremely unlikely, for patients with small-cell lung cancer, that taking statins will make any difference to their cancer treatment outcome,” Michael J. Seckl ...
Should you take statins? Two guidelines offer different answers
4/18/2017 (CNN) When it comes to using statins to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, one leading US guideline recommends the drugs to 9 million more people than the other, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.