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Impaired kidney function raises risk of heart problems in the elderly
Date:1/20/2009

The data also showed that treatment with the drug pravastatin reduced the number of fatal and non-fatal heart problems more effectively amongst the group of patients with the most damaged kidneysalthough the researchers warn that this finding is statistically borderline and say the most that can be concluded is that there is no reason to exclude elderly people with damaged kidneys from treatment with statins, the drugs that reduce blood cholesterol levels in those at risk of cardiovascular disease.


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