Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality
Although it's observational,"I would say this is the most reliable study on statins in COVID-19 to date, with the results adjusted for many confounders, including socioeconomic factors...."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Jul 23 2021 This Week in Cardiology Jul 23 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19 messaging, coffee, CTA and statins, and Watchman problems are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Xerostomia is a lesser-known symptom found in the mouth – what is it
STATINS side effects can include a multitude of unusual ailments. The mouth can often be affected with a variety of different symptoms including xerostomia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prior Statin Use Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- For patients hospitalized with COVID-19, prior use of statins, with or without antihypertensives, is associated with a reduced risk for death, according to a study published online July 15 in PLOS ONE. Lori B. Daniels,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analysis Supports CAC for Personalizing Statin Use Analysis Supports CAC for Personalizing Statin Use
In patients with intermediate risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease along with risk-enhancing factors, coronary artery calcium scoring may help calculate their need for statin therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins May Help Protect Against Severe COVID-19
A new study finds that for people with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, cholesterol-lowering statins help lower risk of dying from COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis
New research provides supporting evidence for chemopreventive effects of statins on hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA to Revise Statin Pregnancy Contraindication FDA to Revise Statin Pregnancy Contraindication
The changes emphasize that'statins are safe to prescribe in patients who can become pregnant'and reassure women that harm is unlikely from unintended statin exposure in early pregnancy.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statin Users May Have Added Protection Against Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- Could cholesterol-lowering statins help lower your risk of dying from COVID-19? For patients with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, the answer appears to be yes. At least that's the conclusion of a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statins: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requests Removal of Strongest Warning Against Using Cholesterol-lowering Statins During Pregnancy
FDA is requesting removal of its strongest warning against using cholesterol-lowering statin medicines in pregnant patients. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA requests removal of strongest warning against using cholesterol-lowering statins during pregnancy; still advises most pregnant patients should stop taking statins
FDA requests removal of strongest warning against using cholesterol-lowering statins during pregnancy. Despite this change, discontinue statins in most pregnant patients or consider the ongoing therapeutic needs of the individual patient. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD
The greater the CAD burden, the better the clinical outcomes on primary prevention statins in a cohort study of patients without obstructive CAD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Cramp in my calf is starting to spread - I blame my statins
DR ELLIE CANNON: A third of people over the age of 60 regularly suffer from cramps. They can be caused by dehydration, certain exercises, liver disease and drinking too much alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins may cut the risk of dying from Covid-19, study finds
Individuals taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, prior to hospitalisation for Covid were significantly less likely to die, report experts in San Diego. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin's Health Benefits Far Outweigh   Any Potential Harms: Study
FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 -- The heart benefits of cholesterol-lowering statins in people without heart disease far exceed the risks of any side effects, a new review finds. Statins are widely prescribed to people with heart disease, and recent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statin's Health Benefits Far Outweigh Any Potential Harms: Study
Title: Statin's Health Benefits Far Outweigh Any Potential Harms: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol-Depending on Diet? Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol-Depending on Diet?
A new study presents a novel perspective on the cholesterol-independent effects of statins, and suggests that these effects may vary depending on diet.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statin Safety, Low Muscle-Pain Risk Upheld in'Reassuring' Study Statin Safety, Low Muscle-Pain Risk Upheld in'Reassuring' Study
The potential harms are small and the benefit-to-harm balance generally'favorable'for statin use in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, the authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Review: Benefit Outweighs Harm of Statins for Primary Prevention of CVD
THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 -- The risk for adverse events attributable to statins is low and does not outweigh their efficacy in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a review published online July 14 in The BMJ. Ting Cai, M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common medication used to reduce cholesterol levels may reduce COVID-19 severity
(University of California - San Diego) Using anonymized medical records from a national registry, UC San Diego researchers confirm earlier findings that statins may substantially minimize adverse outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Healthy adults should take statins even if they don't have heart problems, study says
Researchers at Oxford University looked at data from 120,000 patients to establish if those who do not have existing heart disease still benefit from statins as a preventative measure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT CAC helps determine which patients benefit from statin therapy
CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring appears to be a useful way to hel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA Internal Medicine stirs debate on coronary CT CTA shows the effect of job stress on the heart AI algorithm could aid radiologists in evaluating chest CT exams Better chest CT CAC reporting avoids unnecessary exams CT CAC directs statin therapy in African Americans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins side effects: List of all sensations which may be caused by the drug
STATINS are one of the most widely prescribed drugs. As with most things, taking statins could cause an array of side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies
FDG-PET can identify whether mild cognitive impairment is associated with dementi...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers report on PET/CT's COVID-19 pandemic performance FDG-PET shows lipophilic statin users at higher risk of dementia FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

About half of people living with HIV have coronary artery plaque despite low cardiac risk
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Higher levels of plaque in people with HIV can be partly traced to the nontraditional risk factors of increased arterial inflammation and immune system activation. Researchers uncovered two key biomarkers of plaque that will be studied in the next phase of the global REPRIEVE trial to predict coronary plaque progression and major cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, and the potential effects of statins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: People taking statins 14 times more at risk of peripheral neuropathy
STATINS offer a crucial lifeline for people at risk of cardiovascular problems but they can engender some unwanted side effects. A study published in the journal Neurology found people taking statins were at a far higher risk of developing peripheral neuropathy - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EAS Lipid Guidance: Start High-risk Patients on Combo Drug EAS Lipid Guidance: Start High-risk Patients on Combo Drug
Instead of spending time starting very-high-risk patients unlikely to reach goal on a statin alone, clinicians should immediately reach for combination statin-ezetimibe therapy, say European experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Jun 25 2021 This Week in Cardiology Jun 25 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Myocarditis and the COVID vaccine, lipid lowering guidelines, financial toxicity, and deprescribing statins are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Can Statins Cause Brain Fog?
Some people report side effects like brain fog and memory loss with this drug designed to lower cholesterol. Here’s what the research says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Use May Cut Cancer Risk in Heart Failure Patients
Reduced risk for incident cancer and cancer - related mortality in patients with heart failure appears to depend on duration of statin use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Lower Cancer Rate in Heart Failure Patients Statins Linked to Lower Cancer Rate in Heart Failure Patients
A new study has added more evidence supporting the idea that statins may have a role in the prevention of cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk Too
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Hepatology, News, Source Type: news

Statin Use May Cut Cancer Risk in Heart Failure Patients
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- For patients with heart failure, statin use is associated with a reduced risk for incident cancer and cancer-related mortality, according to a study published online June 22 in the European Heart Journal. Qing-Wen Ren,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk Too
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Many people with heart failure take a cholesterol-lowering statin, and new research suggests those pills might also lower their odds for cancer. Researchers analyzed data from more than 87,000 people in Hong Kong who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk Too
Title: For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins reduce cancer risk by up to 40 percent among heart failure patients, says study
STATINS are one of the most prescribed drugs in the world which have a profound ability on lowering one's cholesterol. Now, new research reveals the drug can also help to reduce cancer risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Proof statins cut risk of dying from cancer’
HEART patients taking cholesterol-busting statins could slash their risk of developing and dying from cancer, scientists suggest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping Statins Linked to Death, CV Events in Elderly Stopping Statins Linked to Death, CV Events in Elderly
Deprescribing may reduce medication use and adverse events, but a new study suggests that eliminating statins for elderly patients with polypharmacy may have negative effects that far outweigh any benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statin Use Not Tied to Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Seniors
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Statin therapy seems not to be associated with cognitive decline or dementia among older adults, according to a study published in the June 29 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Zhen Zhou, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statin use is linked to reduced risk of cancer among heart failure patients
(European Society of Cardiology) Statin use among patients with heart failure is associated with a 16% lower risk of developing cancer compared with non-statin users during an average of four years of follow-up, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal. In addition, the study found that statin use was associated with a 26% reduced risk of dying from cancer over the same period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No Overall Statin Effect Seen on Dementia, Cognition No Overall Statin Effect Seen on Dementia, Cognition
Still, there was an inconclusive link between statins and incident Alzheimer's dementia in one subgroup of patients in the trial; researchers caution against"overinterpreting" the finding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Sensations you should not ignore – you might need a higher dose
STATINS saves lives, but only if you're on the correct dosage. Brilliant at minimising the risk of heart attacks and strokes, the use of medication typically outweigh any side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The drug is known to cause issues with the bowels – what to spot
STATINS side effects tend to mostly affect the muscles causing pain or stiffness. The drug is also associated with bowel discomfort or issues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real-world PCSK9i Data in FH Reveal Conundrum of Reimbursement Real-world PCSK9i Data in FH Reveal Conundrum of Reimbursement
Real-world analysis shows evolocumab is as effective as in clinical trials of familial hypercholesterolemia, but high baseline LDL and lack of statins underline issues of reimbursement for PCSK9is.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects How statins affect the brain’s nerve cells causing sleep problems
STATINS are one of the most widely prescribed drugs around the world. The benefits of taking the drug include its cholesterol lowering abilities. However, it could affect one's sleep patterns too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four mouth disorders could be caused by us of the drug
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood. Millions of people around the world take the drug, however, as with most things, the drug can cause a variety of side effects including these four mouth disorders. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Type of Statin Raise Dementia Risks?
Title: Could a Type of Statin Raise Dementia Risks?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - June 16, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Could a Type of Statin Raise Dementia Risks?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Could a Type of Statin Raise Dementia Risks?
TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Certain cholesterol-lowering drugs might speed dementia in some older adults whose memories are starting to fail, a small, preliminary study suggests. The researchers found that of 300 older adults with mildly impaired... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDG-PET shows lipophilic statin users at higher risk of dementia
FDG-PET scans showed patients taking lipophilic statins may have more than doubl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET promises new approaches in detecting atherosclerosis USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening PET shows cardiac meds may reduce beta-amyloid buildup High calcium density on CCTA linked to lower risk of ACS USPSTF opens review of carotid stenosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news