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Statins: six case studies

Statins: six case studies

This module covers:

 

● Key possible side effects of statins, including myopathy, poor cognition, eyesight problems and depression ● How to identify potential side effects and when to refer for further investigation ● How comorbidities, lifestyle and liver and thyroid function can affect statin therapy

 

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Blood cholesterol is a key modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease and cholesterol levels can be reduced by dietary change, physical activity and drugs such as statins. Statins reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, irrespective of serum cholesterol concentration, and are the drug of choice for primary and secondary prevention of CVD.

 

A recent British Heart Foundation report highlighted that around 60 million prescriptions were

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