Heart Risk in One-Fifth of U.S. Teenagers Found by Lipid Tests

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

A risk of heart disease in one-fifth of U.S. teenagers was identified through tests of lipids in the blood, showing the importance of diet, exercise and screening, according to U.S. researchers. Obese children were at the highest danger of abnormal lipid levels, with 43 percent testing outside the recommended ranges, according to today’s report by the U.S. […]

Research suggests high dose of atorvastatin prior to PCI may benefit chronic statin users.

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

 MedPage Today (7/1, Neale) reported that “patients on chronic statin therapy who re-loaded with high-dose atorvastatin (Lipitor) before percutaneous coronary intervention showed improved clinical outcomes in a randomized trial,” the findings of which were published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Since “most patients who show up in the cath lab […]