Radiology & Imaging

Lipophilic statin use linked to increased risk of dementia

In patients with mild cognitive impairment, taking lipophilic statins more than doubles their risk of developing dementia compared to those who do not take statins. According to research presented at the Society of Nuclear ...

Cardiology

Odds for death, hospital care rise when statins are stopped

(HealthDay)—Living longer often means living with multiple health problems and numerous medications to manage them. Understandably, many doctors and their patients wonder if any of these drugs can be discontinued safely.

Medications

Cholesterol-lowering statins prescribed less later in day

Furthering efforts to understand why potentially life-saving statins are so under-prescribed among American patients with heart disease, a new study shows that clinicians are more likely to sign a script for them earlier ...

Cardiology

Gender disparities seen in care for younger patients with ASCVD

(HealthDay)—Women with premature or extremely premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) receive less optimal secondary prevention cardiovascular care than men, according to a study published online April ...

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