IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 4662: Association between Statin Use and Balance in Older Adults

Conclusions: The present study detected a negative association between statin use and balance control in the ML direction, suggesting that caution should be taken when prescribing statins in older adults, as this could decrease ML stability and ultimately increase fall and fracture risks.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research

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Older adults can reduce their risk for a fatal heart attack or stroke by 20 percent by taking a statin. Those over age 75 who were newly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs were 25 percent less likely to die.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This retrospective cohort study uses Veterans Health Administration data on adults free of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) to evaluate the association between new statin use and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and a composite of ASCVD events (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and revascularization with CABG surgery or PCI), in veterans 75 years and older.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Several medications have been associated with an increased risk of balance deficits and greater likelihood to sustain a fall, representing a large health and economic issue. Statins are regularly prescribed to prevent strokes and heart attacks,...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Now that marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in many states, growing numbers of Americans — including older people — are imbibing this popular drug. In fact, the percentage of people ages 65 and older who said they used some form of marijuana almost doubled between 2015 and 2018, a recent study reports. Compared with prescription drugs, the health consequences of using marijuana are not nearly as well studied. But converging evidence suggests that the drug may be harmful for the heart, according to a review article in JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. More than two million Amer...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Health Marijuana Source Type: blogs
In this study, we have evaluated the detailed therapeutic effect of statin plus ezetimibe intensive therapy. METHOD: For STEMI patients with non-IRA disease undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), 183 control STEMI patients without non-IRA disease undergoing primary PCI, and 200 STEMI patients with non-IRA disease undergoing primary PCI were introduced into this study. 200 STEMI patients with non-IRA disease undergoing primary PCI were divided into Normal group, Intensive group, Normal &Combined group, and Intensive &Combined group. The baseline information for each participant was recorde...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Biotechnol Source Type: research
Carotid Atherosclerosis Evolution when Targeting a Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Concentration
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewElevated cholesterol is an established risk factor for ischemic stroke. The value of statins for stroke prevention has been clear for more than a decade.Recent FindingsHowever, the use of new medication combinations such as ezetimibe or proprotein convertase subtilisin –kexin type 9 inhibitors plus statins is increasing and the value for reducing stroke has been shown for these combination therapies. Recent data also support the strategy of lowering triglycerides for stroke prevention.SummaryA modern approach to dyslipidemia treatment and its relation to stroke prevention is summarized in this paper.
Source: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract Background/Aims: Although statins are widely used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), it is reported that statin use increases the incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) that is associated with increased risk of CVD. So, we evaluated the mediation effect of HZ caused by statin use on CVD. Methods: We analyzed a prospective cohort from the National Health Insurance Service-database of South Korea. All individuals received a medical check-up and were followed-up from 2002 to 2013. Results: A total of 275,382 individuals> 40 years old were...
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionPatients with a short-term, drug-induced decrease in HDL-C had a moderately increased long-term risk of CV events compared with those with constant HDL-C levels.Trial Registration Number207595 (GlaxoSmithKline Trial registry;https://www.gsk-studyregister.com/).
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Guidelines recommend adults who discontinue statin therapy due to statin-associated symptoms be re-initiated. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels achieved after statin re-initiation are unknown.
Source: Journal of Clinical Lipidology - Category: Lipidology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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