Statins are effective for preventing heart attacks and strokes, but some people stop taking them because of side effects. If you think you can’t tolerate statins, ask your doctor about trying the following steps.
If your doctor has recommended you take a statin, here’s what you can expect. Our expert explains the benefits, side effects and what to know if you’re over age 75.
For 30 years statins have reduced heart disease. But unscientific claims on the internet and elsewhere are confusing people and putting them at greater risk. Learn the facts.
A study confirms a major concern of cardiologists – after a heart attack lots of patients stop taking or misuse lifesaving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
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Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about supplements and statins.
For the first time, a drug from a new class of potent cholesterol-lowering therapies has been shown to cut the risk of death, heart attack and stroke. Here’s guidance on whether it’s right for you.