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Cardiology Management

Paediatric Cholesterol Guidelines for Young Adults Increase Statin Use

2015 09 Apr

According to an article published by JAMA Pediatrics , application of paediatric guidelines for lipid levels for persons 17 to 21 years of age who have elevated LDL-C levels could result in statin treatment for more than 400,000 additional young people than the adult guidelines. Adolescence is a common time for the emergence of cardiovascular risk... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Statins Do Not Impair Memory or Cognitive Functioning

2015 15 Jan

The FDA recently issued a warning that statins could affect memory, attention span and other cognitive abilities of people who are using the drug to control their cholesterol levels. However, a comprehensive review of 25 clinical trials comprising of 47,000 people finds no link between statin use and changes in cognition. The systematic review was... Read more

Cardiology Management

CVD Programmes Reduce Deaths Over 40-Year Period

2015 13 Jan

A 40-year experiment targeting cardiovascular factors, conducted in a rural Maine county, demonstrated significant reductions in hospitalisation and death rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , shows that changes in smoking, cholesterol control and other behaviours lead to an accumulative... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Obesity Fuels Silent Heart Damage

2014 28 Nov

New research has found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure , challenge the current belief that much of the cardiovascular disease amongst overweight people is caused... Read more