Tag : lipid lowering drugs

Neurology

Doc Reminders, Patient Payments to Increase Statins?

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Electronic ‘nudges’ may boost physician prescribing of statins; paying patients to take the medication helped with adherence but ultimately didn’t significantly reduce lipid levels, in...
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Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in COVID-19

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A pooled analysis of available data suggest moderate-to-high intensity statin therapy may be beneficial in patients with COVID-19, researchers say. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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Unmet LDL-C Goals Common in ASCVD: PINNACLE, NHANES

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Two studies of patients with ASCVD — NHANES and the PINNACLE registry — show ‘a large burden of non- and undertreatment’ and ‘room for improvement’...
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ORION-10: 58% Reduction in LDL With Inclisiran

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A second phase 3 study has shown impressive reductions in LDL on top of statins with this novel agent given just twice a year. Medscape...
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Statins May Cut Postconcussion Dementia Risk

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Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk. Medscape Medical News...
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Fixed-Dose Bempedoic Acid, Ezetimibe Combo for Statin Intolerance?

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The fixed-dose combination of the complementary drugs is ‘potent and convenient,’ researchers conclude, with statin intolerance potentially ‘a very nice niche.’ Medscape Medical News Source...
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Into the Fray: AHA's First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety

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The benefits of statins outweigh the harms, the report asserts, which is likely to renew calls for the release of patient-level data from industry-sponsored statin...
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New AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guideline Expands Role of LDL Targets

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An update to the controversial 2013 guidelines retains key elements but also puts less weight on estimated 10-year ASCVD risk and emphasizes contemporary ideas, such...
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Additional Benefit From Lowering Already Low LDL

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Pushing LDL cholesterol below current targets further reduces risk for major cardiovascular events without serious adverse effects, a new meta-analysis finds. Medscape Medical News Source...

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