• High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives

    3 days ago - By News Medical

    Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors.
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  • Mediterranean diet decreases risk for CVD events in women

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Women with a greater Mediterranean diet eating pattern had decreased risk for CVD events compared with those less adherent to the Mediterranean diet, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
    Shafqat Ahmad, MD, postdoctoral research fellow in molecular and genetic epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues analyzed data from 25,994 women from the Women's Health Study who were free from CVD at baseline.
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  • Adherence to high-intensity statins decreases CV risk

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with hypercholesterolemia who were treated with high-intensity statin therapy had a lower CV risk compared with those who were nonadherent to low-intensity statin therapy, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
    “It doesn't matter how patients get to this point - through obesity, smoking, genetic risk factors - what we know is that once you have one heart attack or other cardiovascular event, you are at much higher risk of more events in the future and that lowering your LDL cholesterol levels is key to improving outcomes,” Kausik Ray, MBChB,
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