Cholesterol Disorders

Patient Risk Factors for Carotid RevascularizationThe Cardiovascular Health Study identifies patient factors that can be modified to stem risk for CEA.
Quiz: When you Stop the Statin, What Next?The lifesaving potential in a statin Rx should motivate us to try, try again if side effects lead to discontinuation.
Statins Do Double Duty Against StrokeA new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after ICH, and that stopping statins during hospitalization is associated with worse outcomes.
Chest Pain, Dyspnea, and a Negative Stress Test in a 46-Year-Old ManA 46-year-old man with a history of anxiety and chest pain and a family history of hyperlipidemia drives himself to Figure 1. ECG tracing obtained on admission to emergency department.the emergency department after experiencing non-pleuritic, non-radiating chest pain and dyspnea while playing basketball about 30 minutes earlier.
How to Manage Acute Coronary SyndromeA 46-year-old man with a history of anxiety and chest pain and a family history of hyperlipidemia drives himself to the emergency department after experiencing non-pleuritic, non-radiating chest pain and dyspnea while playing basketball about 30 minutes earlier.
Statins Maybe Not a Wonder Drug for ParkinsonStatins may be a wonder drug for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart and cardiovascular disease, leading some physicians and patients to think they’re a cure-all.
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