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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.
Research explains why those with obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

Research explains why those with obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

Simple tool to improve compliance with diabetes medications

Simple tool to improve compliance with diabetes medications

Seniors and heart disease: Lower cholesterol, cut your risk

Seniors and heart disease: Lower cholesterol, cut your risk

Weill Cornell Medical College students help change global health policy

Weill Cornell Medical College students help change global health policy

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing HRT

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing HRT

Single-tablet combination of atorvastatin and amlodipine for high blood pressure effective

Single-tablet combination of atorvastatin and amlodipine for high blood pressure effective

Angioplasty better than drugs for preventing second heart attack

Angioplasty better than drugs for preventing second heart attack

Should women be prescribed statins?

Should women be prescribed statins?

Rosuvastatin well tolerated by a broad range of patients with dyslipidemia

Rosuvastatin well tolerated by a broad range of patients with dyslipidemia

Ischemic-targeted approach to angioplasty among asymptomatic survivors of heart attack

Ischemic-targeted approach to angioplasty among asymptomatic survivors of heart attack

Statins may reduce the risk of lung cancer even for smokers

Statins may reduce the risk of lung cancer even for smokers

Statins reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

Statins reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

New treatments have major impact on heart failure rates

New treatments have major impact on heart failure rates

Statin drugs also may help reduce risk of heart failure

Statin drugs also may help reduce risk of heart failure

Improving outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome

Improving outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome

Efforts to standardize heart care are working

Efforts to standardize heart care are working

When hospitals follow the guidelines deaths from heart attack are halved

When hospitals follow the guidelines deaths from heart attack are halved

Simvastatin may help sufferers with Alzheimer's

Simvastatin may help sufferers with Alzheimer's

Drug for toenail fungus also blocks angiogenesis

Drug for toenail fungus also blocks angiogenesis

Are higher doses and higher costs for cholesterol drugs worth the extra money?

Are higher doses and higher costs for cholesterol drugs worth the extra money?