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Statin Use Cuts Risks for Postsurgical Kidney Injuries

Preoperative statin use appears to be associated with a decreased risk of postoperative acute kidney injury, according to results from a large investigation. An analysis of patients who underwent a major open abdominal, cardiac,...

A New Guideline for Treating Hypertriglyceridemia

Hypertriglyceridemia can substantially increase the likelihood of patients developing heart disease when compared with those who have normal triglyceride levels. While treatment strategies for this condition are well...

Heart Medications & Pneumonia Outcomes

Statin use appears to decrease mortality and reduce length of stay in patients hospitalized with pneumonia, according to findings from a Veterans Affairs study. Statins were also associated with decreased mechanical ventilation...

Can Statins Reduce Cancer-Related Mortality?

Use of statins in patients with 13 different types of cancer appears to be associated with reduced cancer-related mortality when compared with no statin use, according to a Danish investigation. For statin users, the all-cause...

Counseling Improves Adherence to Lipid-Lowering Therapy

Counseling patients about heart disease risk factors when prescribing statins appears to improve lipid profiles when compared with routine care. All patients receiving the counseling intervention were more adherent to statin...

Counseling Improves Adherence to Lipid-Lowering Therapy

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk-factor counseling of patients with indications for statin therapy for primary or secondary prevention of CVD appears to improve lipid profiles when compared with routine care, according to an...

Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson’s Risk

A small prospective analysis suggests that statin use appears to modestly reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers in Boston found that the relative risk of PD among statin users was 0.74 when compared with...

Heart Rhythm 2012

Examining Criteria for ICD Primary Prevention Therapy The Particulars: Studies have suggested that nearly 25% of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention are implanted outside of evidence-based...

Conference Highlights: ACC.12

New research was recently presented at ACC.12, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology, from March 24-27 in Chicago. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the...

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