Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

Statin Therapy

Statin side effects commonly make people discontinue treatment, but most patients who go back to them overcome the side effects and remain on their medication long term, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, reported in Annals of Internal Medicine.
The authors believe that the majority of statin-related side effects are bearable and probably have other causes. It is possible that they may be specific to the individual statin medication, rather than the entire drug class, they added. See more here.

Satins
This class of drugs works in the liver to prevent the formation of cholesterol. Statins are most effective at lowering the LDL (bad) cholesterol, but also have modest effects on lowering triglycerides (blood fats) and raising HDL (good) cholesterol. More from American Heart Associaton.
Satins side affects
http://www.medicinenet.com/statins/page2.htm#side effects

Latest Posts

Potassium can reduce stroke risk

Cardiology Made Easy: Mitral Valve Stenosis

Breath Test Identifies Heart Failure In Patients

Common Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD