Wednesday, March 09, 2005

High doses of cholesterol drugs can help people with heart disease: study

From the Canadian Press:
Taking very high doses of a drug to push cholesterol to very low levels can help people with heart disease avoid strokes and heart attacks, but also can cause liver problems that limit the ability to tolerate such intensive treatment, doctors report.

A very large international study tested this approach for the first time in people with clogged arteries that occasionally cause chest pain, and found that it cut their chances of having a bad event such as a heart attack by 22 per cent compared with those on a lower dose. ...more

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