A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About
Up to one in five Americans have high levels of lipoprotein(a) in their blood, putting them at risk of heart attacks and strokes.
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
ConclusionIn AIS patients treated with MT an initial TP was independently associated with higher mortality rates and a marked DPC with higher mortality rates as well as poorer clinical outcomes.
Radiation therapy can cause arteries to scar or thicken, leading to blockages that can result in heart attacks and strokes. Statins work by keeping plaques from building up in blood vessels, preventing blockages.
Title: Statins May Lower Risk of Stroke After Cancer RadiotherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Cancer patients who took statins to lower cholesterol after radiation treatment for the chest, head or neck saw their stroke risk fall by 32 percent
Statin use tied to reduction in stroke incidence for cardiac patients with thorax and head or neck cancer
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Radiation treatment for cancer can damage the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk for a stroke or heart attack. But a new study suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs can significantly reduce that risk. The...
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- For cardiac patients with thorax and head or neck cancer, statin use after radiation therapy is associated with a significant reduction in stroke incidence and a trend toward reduced cardiovascular and cerebrovascular...
Conclusion: Treatment with statins prevents ischemic stroke, especially in patients with high cardiovascular risk and established atherosclerotic disease. It seems that both lipid lowering and pleiotropic effects contribute to these effects. PMID: 31218948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]