A recent study found patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease who took statins were half as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes compared with patients not taking statins. Death rates also were cut in half.
People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?
Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.
Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.
Intolerance to a specific statin does not predict a poor response to another. Learn how specific dosing regimens that increase the dose/frequency over time can help increase your tolerance.
New guidelines on the treatment and prevention of heart disease have roiled the medical community. Cleveland Clinic experts give their analysis, noting pros and cons of the proposed changes.
There is so much information swirling around about statins that it's no surprise that patients don't know what to believe. Find the facts about this commonly prescribed but often misunderstood drug.
Recent studies affirm that statins protect your brain as well as your heart, erasing prior concerns about possible links between the drug and memory loss – good news in the battle against heart attack and stroke.
New heart guidelines take a dramatic turn, recommending greatly increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
When statins don’t lower cholesterol enough or cause intolerable side effects, PCSK9 inhibitors promise to be an excellent alternative.