Misuse of Statins Can Lead to Avoidable Heart Attacks

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    Improper Statin Use May Cause Heart Attacks
    Medically Reviewed on December 18, 2006

    (HealthCentersOnline) - Patients who are taking statins improperly may be putting themselves at risk for avoidable heart attacks, according to the results of a new study.

    Statins are a type of medication used in the treatment of high blood lipids levels, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. Statins block the production of specific enzymes used by the body to make cholesterol.

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    Heart rejuvenating hormone discovered...
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    Statins are part of many people's daily routine...
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    Some statins 'raise diabetes risk'
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    Brits develop new heart attack drug that may reduce tissue damage...
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    Ibuprofen and diclofenac not good for the hard in high doses over a long period of time...
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    Is it true statins are made on an island, in New York?
     
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    Yeah we know, the federally mandated side effects in every prescription ads usually include "fatal episodes". How many fatal episodes can you survive? The math is easy.
     
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    I dunno. I've survived several fatal episodes in my life. Some drug induced.
     
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    Umm, no. What you need is a remedial course in english.
     
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