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WomenHeart Urges Women to Talk With Doctors About New Study Showing Statins Prevent Heart Attacks, Deaths
Date:11/10/2008

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-- Statins are in a powerful class of drugs shown to reduce a person's

risk for heart disease and stroke.

-- Women known to be at risk may already be taking this medication as part

of their heart health regimen.

-- Like any drug, there are pros and cons to taking anything long term. It

is vitally important that women, who are not currently on a statin

regimen, talk with their doctor about what is right for them.

-- Discuss with your doctor whether you should have your C-reactive protein

(CRP) measured.

-- Undoubtedly, much information will be forthcoming from many sources

about the JUPITER study (http://www.crphealth.com/home/hcp/). It is

important to stay with credible sources of health and medical

information. Women should be cautious and consult their physicians

before making any changes to their heart health regimens.

WomenHeart is the only national, patient-centered organization dedicated to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. A nonprofit advocacy organization, WomenHeart is a community of women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives.

Visit WomenHeart's Web site at http://www.womenheart.org.


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