The Rationale, Indications, Safety and Use of Statins in the Pediatric Population

Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Michael Khoury, Brian W. McCrindle
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo assess the prevalence of statin usage, intensity of statin therapy, and serum LDL cholesterol levels achieved in clinical diabetes mellitus population to analyze whether the recommendations of American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association ’s cholesterol guidelines 2013 (ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines 2013) are achieved in them.MethodsFasting lipid profile values, prevalence of statin usage, and intensity of statin therapy among 306 diabetes mellitus patients in the age group of 40 to 75  years, visiting the medicine department of a secondary care hospital, were noted. Results wer...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review focuses on recent evidence examining the role triglycerides (TG) and triglyceride-enriched lipoproteins (TGRL) play in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). It also provides a succinct overview of current and future TG-lowering therapies for ASCVD risk reduction.Recent FindingsEpidemiological and Mendelian randomization studies have consistently shown that TGRL are strongly associated with ASCVD. REDUCE-IT demonstrated cardiovascular benefit with icosapent ethyl in high-risk patients with hypertriglyceridemia on statin therapy. Polymorphisms inAPOC3 andANGPTL3 are associated w...
Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewStatins represent the cornerstone for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, although muscle-related side effects and dysregulation of glucose metabolism have strongly limited their adherence and compliance especially in primary prevention therapy. The purpose of the present review is to provide the most recent evidence of the efficacy and safety of statins in monotherapy or combination with new lipid-lowering drugs.Recent FindingsRecent “life-long” analysis conducted on young familial hypercholesterolemia patients, elderly hypocholesterolemic subjects, and from a 20-year follow-up of r...
Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn our pilot study, we aimed to determine how many patients with the statin intolerance history referred to the specialized center for the diagnostics and treatment of lipoprotein metabolism disorders really suffer from a complete statin intolerance. The purpose of the study was to prove that complete statin intolerance is overestimated and overdiagnosed, and with the detailed knowledge of the issue and patient approach, it is possible to find an appropriate statin treatment for the most of patients.Recent FindingsWith the increasing number of statin users worldwide, the issue of statin intolerance...
Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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