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.
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 cardiovascular disease.
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.
Do you take statin medications to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol? Eating grapefruit while taking these drugs can increase the risk of side effects. This warning has led to a lot of questions from people taking this type of medication. Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Preventive Cardiology Head at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute, says it’s a … Read More
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Most people who need to control their cholesterol levels are prescribed drugs called statins if lifestyle changes alone aren’t successful. Another agent that is sometimes used to manage cholesterol, niacin (or Vitamin B3), has been the subject of much debate, due to questions about its effectiveness and safety, and because of side effects such as … Read More