Tag: "statins" at medical news
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
...international study shows a class of drugsknown as statins
raises levels of the good cholesterol, John R. Crouse III,M.D., reported in a presentation today to the European Society of Cardiology inVienna. Crouse, professor of internal medicine (endocrinology/metabolism) anddirector of the Preventive ...
The American Heart Association Urges Caution On Cholestin
...for many years contains several naturallyoccurring statins
including lovastatin, a very effective agent for loweringcholesterol levels," says Pearson. "Many people may assume that a naturally occurring substance, such as the redyeast rice, would be a more desirable choice for lowering their cholesterol, in...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
...evels: diet and moderate exercise are ineffective, statins
produceonly a modest 5-7% increase in HDL cholesterol, and niacin has side effects thatlimit its use. In addition, patient compliance with cholesterol lowering drugshas been low, leading to their reduced usefulness. Thus we believe a vaccineapproach ...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...rocess, and we've learned that the long-termuse of statins
or other cholesterol-lowering drugs can greatly re...he risk of heart attack. Thisarticle suggests that statins
may have an important effect that is totallydifferent from cholesterol-lowering. It's a twofer." Re...
LIFE-SAVER: World's largest cholesterol-lowering trial reveals massive benefits for high-risk patients
...nvestigator, said: We knew from other studies that statins
lowered bad LDL cholesterol, and reduced heart dis... we expect these to have the same effect. In fact, statins
are the new aspirin. HPS clinical coordinator Dr Jane Armitage said that the trial provided much rea...
Stopping statins may cause rebound that triples risk of death
...oms completely eliminated the protective effect of statins
in coronary heart disease patients hospitalized wi...ue statin drugs, so physicians either assumed that statins
were no longer beneficial or they simply forgot to continue it.Statins are a family of drugs known a...
Cholesterol bad for brain too, UCSF study says
..., women who used cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins
scored higher on tests of basic cognitive skills, ... These results fit with other studies showing that statins
may help to prevent Alzheimers disease, Yaffe added. Although statins
have not been proven to help ...
Statins may inhibit calcium growth on aortic valve in the elderly
People who take statins
may have at least 60 percent less aortic valve cal...ldup is severe. But it may well be that the use of statins
could slow or inhibit development of the problem," says Dr. Kevin OBrien, an associate professor of ...
Nicorandil could improve outcome for angina patients
...ngiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and statins
reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in subgroups of patients with stable angina; however, the effect of specific antianginal treatment in these patients is unknown. The antianginal drug nicorandil is thought to have cardioprotective properties i...
CRP levels predict risk of sudden death
...intervene with lifestyle counseling and drugs like statins
and aspirin, Virmani says. The special staining of CRP used in this study is still an experimental tool and only a few large hospital laboratories can perform the procedure, says Virmani....
Statin drugs may lower risk of Alzheimers
..., CO Taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins
may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimers disea...., April 13-20, 2002. The study found that taking statins
was associated with a 79-percent reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimers disease, according t...
Genetic 'bar codes' predict effect of statins
...ive weeks, which is considered sufficient time for statins
to have an effect, says Ruano. They measured low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, bad cholesterol), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, good cholesterol), triglycerides and blood levels of CETP before and after treatment with statin...
Statin drugs may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy
...s of Americans to lower cholesterol. People taking statins
were 14 times more likely to develop peripheral ne...ons to start using statins. But if people who take statins
develop neuropathy symptoms, they should talk with their doctor, who may reconsider the use of stati...
High cholesterol and calcification are to blame for aortic valve disease
...hwestern University. Our lab studies showed that statins
greatly reduced the prevalence of the bone-forming...nt retrospective clinical studies that showed that statins
in patients slowed the rate of progression for aortic valve disease, point to possible benefits of u...
Statin drugs lower heart disease risk in postmenopausal women
...al of the American Heart Association. Women taking statins
had a 21 percent lower risk of heart attack and de...data add substantial additional support for use of statins
in women with heart disease," says David Herrington, M.D., M.H.S., lead author of the report. "Our ...
Early statin use refined
...ile a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins
are effective in reducing the chances of a second ...earlier than usual. "While we know the benefits of statins
in preventing subsequent heart events, few have looked at whether starting heart attack patients on ...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs should revolutionise treatment of heart attack and stroke
...sue of THE LANCET highlight how the prescribing of statins
to lower blood cholesterol could reduce rates of h... of Oxford's Clinical Trial Service Unit show that statins
also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have diabetes, arterial disease, or in...
Heart experts call for urgent action to implement new findings on cholesterol-lowering treatment
... a London news briefing has been told. At present, statins
are often restricted to people who have heart dise... 20,000-patient Heart Protection Study* show that statins
also cut the risks of heart attacks and strokes in people who have diabetes, or have narrowing of ar...
Inflammation reduced after just two weeks on statin drug
...lowers hsCRP levels raises the question of whether statins
may prove useful for the acute treatment of corona...ease dramatically. Recent research indicates that statins
can significantly reduce hsCRP levels over time, but this is the first study to find a significant d...
Immediate cholesterol drop after heart attack guards against stroke
...risk of hemorrhagic stroke, Waters says. Although statins
have never been associated with increased hemorrhagic stroke risk, there has been concern about a possible link because several studies found an increased risk of bleeding stroke in one group of men with naturally low cholesterol levels, Waters says....
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