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Cardiology Management

Statin Intolerance is Real

2016 05 Apr

There is no doubt that statins have revolutionised cardiovascular care during the last two decades and have proven to be an effective and an inexpensive way to reduce LDL cholesterol.However, everyone cannot take statins and many complain of side effects including muscle pain, weakness and cramping. Many patients have to discontinue statins even if... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Cholesterol Guidelines Offer Greater Accuracy

2015 16 Jul

According to a study published in JAMA, the 2013 cholesterol guidelines for determining statin eligibility are more accurate and efficient in identifying increased risk of cardiovascular disease events and presence of subclinical coronary artery disease as compared to guidelines from 2004. The 2013 guidelines from the American College of Cardiology... Read more

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Cardio Benefits of Exercise

2015 10 Jul

A review of 160 randomised clinical trials with nearly 7500 participants finds that the benefits of exercise are strong but aren't the same for everyone. The review is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The meta-analysis is the first of its kind to systematically and comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of exercise interventions... Read more


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