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Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries, narrowing or even blocking them.
Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Researchers identify gene variants linked to both type 2 diabetes and CHD risk

Researchers identify gene variants linked to both type 2 diabetes and CHD risk

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

First-in-class investigational drug lowers LDL cholesterol for up to one year, study finds

First-in-class investigational drug lowers LDL cholesterol for up to one year, study finds

Clinical benefit of LDL cholesterol lowering therapies could depend on reduction in apoB particles

Clinical benefit of LDL cholesterol lowering therapies could depend on reduction in apoB particles

Researchers provide approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for patients with SAMS

Researchers provide approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for patients with SAMS

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol significantly lowers rate of recurrent cardiovascular events

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol significantly lowers rate of recurrent cardiovascular events

Women more often receive inadequate treatment to prevent cardiovascular events

Women more often receive inadequate treatment to prevent cardiovascular events

Study shows role of cholesterol crystals during heart attack

Study shows role of cholesterol crystals during heart attack

Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug

Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug

Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research shows

Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research shows

Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says study

Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says study

Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies

Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

Study: CT angiography better predicts risk for future cardiac events in patients with stable chest pain

Study: CT angiography better predicts risk for future cardiac events in patients with stable chest pain

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications