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Statins, Aspirin Reduce Heart Attack Severity

2016 20 Sep

According to new research, medications prescribed for prevention of heart attacks such as statins and aspirin can also reduce the severity of heart attacks. The research is published in PLOS ONE and findings will be presented at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC).The study was conducted with 14,790 patients hospitalised... Read more

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Statins Before Heart Surgery Reduce Complications

2016 12 Jan

A review article to be published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests the use of statins before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. The drugs are believed to reduce cardiac complications, such as atrial fibrillation, following surgery as well as the risk of death during and after surgery.Some of the key points of the review... Read more

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Negative Statin Stories Impact Patients

2015 06 Dec

According to a study published in the European Heart Journal, negative news stories about statins result in some people choosing to discontinue their statin treatment which in turn increases their risk of heart attacks and dying from heart disease. The research was conducted by researchers in Denmark and included 674,900 people aged 40 and older who... Read more

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Poor Levels of Availability, Affordability, Use of Vital Heart Medicines

2015 27 Oct

According to research published in The Lancet, the use of vital life-saving generic medicines for the prevention of heart disease is poor worldwide. In low-income and middle-income countries, these medicines are either not easily available or if they are, they are often unaffordable. In rich countries, availability and affordability is not usually an... Read more

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Elderly have Highest Rate of Statin Use

2015 24 Aug

According to new research published by JAMA Internal Medicine, the use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease between 1999 and 2012 significantly increased among the elderly despite the fact that there is no evidence to recommend the use of these drugs in this particular patient segment. The study was conducted by Michael... Read more

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Statins: A Double-Edged Sword

2015 17 Aug

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology talks about how statins are beneficial in some cases but highlights the importance of weighing individual risk before using statins as preventive therapy. Statins have proven to be quite effective in reducing atherosclerosis-related events and some researchers have gone so... Read more

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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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#EuroHeartCare: Visualising Calcified Coronary Arteries Improves Lifestyle

2015 15 Jun

According to a new study, patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease can be motivated to change their lifestyles when shown images of their own calcified coronary arteries. The study was presented at EuroHeartCare 2015, the official meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of... Read more

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Memory Loss Associated with Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

2015 09 Jun

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, both statin and non-statin cholesterol lowering drugs were associated with memory loss in the first thirty days patients started taking the medications.   Acute memory loss has previously been found to be associated with the use of statins but findings about this association have been inconsistent... Read more

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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 factors.... Read more

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