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:
TAG: Statins reduce heart attacks

(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, AngelWeddingDress.com has introduced ... ”) for the coming Christmas. In the promotion, all ... off. , “We have something special for the women ... holiday season. Moreover, our new collections of 2015 dresses ... offered now at greatly discounted prices. Visit our website ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Today, Balfleet.com, one of the most outstanding ... 50%-70% off on its Mother of the Bride ... of the bride dresses from Balfleet.com feature gorgeous looks ... and takes pride in providing high quality dresses to ... great discounts on our mother of the bride dresses, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Energy Textiles is excited to ... Celliant, the world’s leading responsive textile, can now ... There are a number of benefits to wearing ... and balanced body temperature; which can lead to ... enhanced athletic performance; and overall wellness. In addition, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... These vanadium reserves are mostly found ... 151,000 tons of vanadium were produced globally in 2013, ... increased at 6.7% AAGR during the period from 2001 ... being the largest consumer, accounted for more than 90% ... alloy and the chemical industry. , View Full Report ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The intestinal bacteria that ... ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report. The ... , could help in efforts to prevent the disease ... colitis, the study authors added. "The intestinal bacteria, ... age can have a big impact on your health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Introduced Its Special Offer For The Coming Christmas 2Health News:Balfleet.com is Offering 50%-70% Off of its Mother of the Bride Dresses 2Health News:Energy Textiles Launches Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 3Health News:Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds 2
... new cases of bird flu in the impoverished Southeast Asian ... victory over bird flu with no new outbreaks of the ... official media report that has been. Yangon notified the world ... the H5N1 virus, which first emerged in central Myanmar in ...
... JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association finds ... hard as ever. Doctors' training, or// residency includes shifts ... Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) say that ... MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School, and colleagues said ...
... in Delhi Wednesday said they were fully prepared to deal ... ignorance about three cases being detected// in the city. ... detected in Delhi. Since the disease is quite similar to ... with the viral infection," said N.K. Yadav, additional municipal health ...
... leader in oral care, in association with the Indian ... observed as Oral Health Month. Now in its third ... oral health awareness campaign in India to establish and ... all ages. This year, the theme of Oral Health ...
... could be dying due to respiratory diseases including asthma.// ... conducted this study, according to which, some deaths and ... are not reported. ,Shortness of breath, wheezing, ... asthma, a chronic respiratory condition. COPD is too a ...
... of the Scottish Executive Health experts, NHS forth valley has ... programme, which will necessitate and all babies under the age ... against a lethal meningitis form. The number of doses ... children. ,Nearly 700 cases of meningitis and septicemia ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Myanmar Declares Herself As A Country Free of Bird flu 2Health News:Delhi Gears up to Fight Chikungunya Fever 2Health News:Striving to Make India Free from Tooth Decay 2Health News:Asthma –an underlying or associated cause of death 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... KENNEWICK, Wash. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... late stage development company engaged primarily in the ... diagnostic and therapeutic applications, today announced that a ... Grant has been awarded for which AMIC is ... Washington State University (WSU) for the proposal titled ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014  Monarch America Inc. (OTCQB: CANK) ("Monarch ... pleased to provide this review of the Company,s recent ... "Over this past year, we achieved many ... extremely proud to say that Monarch America is in ... has ever been," stated Eric Hagen , CEO ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... LOS ALTOS, Calif. , Dec. 18, 2014 ... of a new generation of equipment for the ... today the release of the new Luminary™ Profiler, ... highly accurate light-based measurement in a cost-effective, portable ... to meet the specific needs of the cannabis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Awarded LSDF Grant As Commercialization Partner 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Awarded LSDF Grant As Commercialization Partner 3Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 3Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2
... , MORGANTOWN, W.Va. , Feb. 12 ... of surgical technologies, medical devices and telehealth programs. , ... programs can support nursing care providers in a variety ... by adding an extra layer of providers (remotely). ...
... WASHINGTON , Feb. 12 Members of ... a quick recovery following his recent hospitalization for angioplasty ... communicated a desire to return to work promptly. Because angioplasty ... chest, most patients who receive coronary stents leave the hospital ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SCAI Statement on the Hospitalization of Former President Bill Clinton 2
Sterile squares of smooth foil for repair of the floor of the orbit and other plastic surgery. Available in large size....
The rectangular large-field lens of the 2631 are ideal for reading and writing....
Thinprofile design eyelid implants....
Bausch & Lomb magnifiers incorporates precision optics and patented ergonomic designs for increased clarity and comfort during use....
Medicine Products: