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Statins Use Linked With Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

According to researchers, high cholesterol significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and statins effectively lower cholesterol levels. In this study, the longest one of its kind, the researchers enrolled over 5,500 men with no prior history of heart disease at the beginning of this study. The age of the participants varied between 45 and […]

Statins Might Improve Heart Function

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Whether statins are good for heart health has been a contentious topic for years. However, latest research suggests statins might improve heart’s structure, which in turn improves heart’s functioning and consequently heart health. Statins are prescribed by doctors to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Lowering blood cholesterol levels significantly reduces the risk of heart attack, […]

FDA Gives Approval to Generic Crestor

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to a generic form of Crestor for treating Hypertriglyceridemia (high levels of triglycerides) in adults along with diet control Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia (a condition in which the body is unable to properly breakdown triglycerides and cholesterol) along with diet control Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited disorder in which the levels […]

Statins may reduce lung surgery complications

Friday, June 5th, 2015

According to a new study, statins may hold promise in reducing lung surgery complications and make the surgery safer. The study was led by David Amar, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. It aimed at finding if statins could reduce lung resection surgery complications, which include respiratory failure, pneumonia, heart attacks, blood […]

Statins could help some patients more than others

Monday, March 9th, 2015

According to a new study, patients with a high genetic risk of suffering a heart attack may have the best benefits of taking statins. Statins are often prescribed for patients with a risk of heart attack, but some concerns have been raised regarding their overuse. This particular study was led by Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, […]

Rosuvastatin has no impact on bone fracture risk in elderly patients

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

According to a new study, rosuvastatin does not have a negative impact on bone fracture risk in older adult patients. Rosuvastatin is a statin that is often prescribed for preventing cardiovascular disease. Past studies have indicated that statins may lower bone fracture risk. The study was led by Jessica M. Peña, MD, of the Albert […]

Wide Contrast in Statin Prescription Durations Found

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

A recent study has shown a wide contrast in statin therapy durations, with high rates of discontinuation as well as long-term usage. The results of this study seem to indicate a number of complicated factors that influence whether a patient will follow the prescribed statin therapy and for how long. The study was conducted Alexander […]

Pitavastatin as effective statin as atorvastatin

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

A new study has found that the statin drug pitavastatin is as efficient as low-dose of atorvastatin. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Nalinee Poolsup from the Silpakorn University, Nakhon-Pathom, Thailand. The results of the study were published in the magazine “Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics”. The aim of […]

Early statin initiation after acute myocardial infarction improves 1-year outcomes

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Source: MedWire News Early initiation of statin therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with improved clinical outcomes at 1 year, study findings suggest. The research was undertaken by Youngkeun Ahn (Chonnam National University Hospital, Republic of Korea) and co-workers, and included a series of 1159 patients who were admitted to hospital […]

Absolute benefits of statins greater for older patients

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Source: MedWire News Study findings suggest that statin therapy is more effective in reducing the risk for major cardiovascular (CV) events in older than younger patients at moderate risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Older patients (≥65 years) are known to experience higher rates of CVD than younger patients (<65 years), but less is known about […]

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