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Quitting cholesterol drugs may raise risk of another stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients who stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs three to six months after their first stroke face a higher risk of another stroke, and an increased risk of hospitalization and death, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Those who’d had an […]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Quitting cholesterol drugs may raise risk of another stroke

Statins lower heart attack, stroke risk in people at average risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

Millions more people worldwide may benefit from cholesterol-lowering statins after a global study showed the drugs help reduce heart attacks and strokes in […]

Pricey cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A highly anticipated study has found that the new cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab can reduce heart attacks and strokes among high-risk patients.

The findings, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting, showed that the […]

Lowering blood pressure, cholesterol doesn’t curb cognitive decline

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A new study shows that using medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol does not slow cognitive decline — disappointing news for millions of aging Americans eager to stave off thinking and memory problems.

But what didn’t help cognition also didn’t hurt it […]

Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs before cardiac arrest may aid survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to a study released Saturday.

The study from Taiwan researchers was presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart […]

Taking prescribed meds may reduce complications from heart procedures

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who take medications as prescribed are more than twice as likely to not have complications after heart procedures, according to a study released Monday.

The study — published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation — also found that heart bypass surgery patients appear to […]

AHA statement: Manage interactions with statins, heart disease drugs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease patients should inform their healthcare providers of all drugs they’re taking to manage interactions with cholesterol-lowering medicine, a new American Heart Association statement recommends.

“Healthcare providers and their patients who take statins need to be aware that these medications could interact with their other […]

Looking at daughters’ experimental treatment, mom makes amazing discovery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The latest research news in heart health didn’t start in a lab, a hospital or a doctor’s office.

It all began with one smart mom, sitting at home reading scientific journals.

Chris Hempel of Reno, Nevada, was the catalyst behind a study published in April in Science […]

Taking blood pressure medication and statin for cholesterol slashed risk for some patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

CHICAGO – A few years after new guidelines recommended that several million more Americans take a cholesterol-lowering drug to reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, an extensive international investigation has come to a similar conclusion.

The study known as HOPE-3 sought to […]

Research: Insurance key to statin use among at-risk Hispanics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having health insurance is a key predictor of whether Hispanics at high risk for heart disease use cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

It is one of the first studies to document differences in the […]

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Hispanic, multicultural|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Research: Insurance key to statin use among at-risk Hispanics