Navigation Links
Statins reduce heart attacks

New guidelines issued recently could mean that as many as one in six American adults could be advised to take one of a class of prescription drugs called statins. The recommendations of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) could triple the number of Americans taking statins. The panel hopes that expanded use of the drugs -- with improved diets and more exercise -- will help reduce the close to 1.1 million heart attacks and half a million deaths attributed to heart disease each year. //

The aim is to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, especially in people with heart disease, diabetes, or multiple risk factors for a heart attack.

Statin drugs work by slowing down the liver's production of cholesterol and increasing its ability to remove LDL cholesterol already in the blood. Statins may also modestly increase HDL, the good cholesterol, and slightly decrease triglycerides, another fat in the blood. The three biggest-selling brands of statins are Lipitor, Zocor, and Pravachol.

For patients needing no more than a 20% reduction in cholesterol levels, any of the statins will be equally effective. For patients with higher cholesterol levels, doctors may be more likely to prescribe some of the newer, more potent statins like Lipitor, which, particularly at higher doses, can produce a steeper drop.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients
2. Statins Found To Be Helpful For Patients With Arthritis
3. Long-Term Benefits Of Statins Questioned
4. Statins Not Effective In Treating Calcific Aortic Stenosis
5. Statins Gives New Hope for Increased Survival Rate of Heart Failure Patients
6. The Effects of Statins Questioned
7. Statins Taken For Reducing Cholesterol Found To Reduce Death Rate Associated With Heart Attack As Well
8. Study Finds No Link Between Statins And Breast Cancer Risk
9. Statins Reduce Deaths And Strokes After Carotid Surgery
10. Statins reduces cardiovascular risk but no cancer risk.
11. Statins Prescribed To Those Who Are At a Risk Of Developing A Heart Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2017)... Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... the CMSA National Board of Directors on June 30, 2017. CMSA’s membership has ... board. In addition to our current Military Advisory position, a new VA Advisory position ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... EpiGentek , a ... the recent RNA methylation “gold rush” with their established portfolio of optimized assay ... of N6-methyladenosine, or m6A , RNA methylation has received a new burst ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... The Anaheim Hills office accelerates and ... Capital has added 10 new sales professionals over the past 6 months and is ... additional new hires over the course of 2017. , “This new office is ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... deaths soared 167%,(1) with opioids alone responsible for over 33,000 of the 52,404 ... has sponsored Assembly Bill (AB) 1512, which proposes a tax on prescription opioids ...
(Date:3/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Norland at Swissray is pleased to announce the release of the ... ELITE DXA has an active scan window, which is more than double that of existing ... scan area could not undergo an accurate total body bone density or body composition study. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 Cota ... for value-based precision medicine, today announced the ... Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation to help improve clinical ... As part of this agreement, ... collaboration entered into January 2016, teams from ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 Arena Pharmaceuticals, ... focused on developing novel, small molecule drugs across multiple therapeutic ... and Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate update at ... at 3:40pm ET.  The conference will take place April 4-5, ... New York , NY.  A ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... and PUNE, India , March 24, 2017 ... is estimated to reach $2,614 million by 2022, Globally, registering a CAGR of 5.1% ... the highest revenue, and is projected to dominate the market during the study period. ... ... Market Research Logo ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: