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Can statins slow the progression of rheumatic mitral stenosis?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No
No , there is no proof that this works

In brief: No
No , there is no proof that this works
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Maybe
Rheumatic heart disease is caused by a strep infection.
The use of antibiotics has drastically reduced the incidence in the developed world. A study following patients over 8 yrs showed that in many patients statins slowed down the progression of aortic stenosis. It doesn't reverse or stop the disease. This is still controversial. And remember there are downsides to all medicines including statins.

In brief: Maybe
Rheumatic heart disease is caused by a strep infection.
The use of antibiotics has drastically reduced the incidence in the developed world. A study following patients over 8 yrs showed that in many patients statins slowed down the progression of aortic stenosis. It doesn't reverse or stop the disease. This is still controversial. And remember there are downsides to all medicines including statins.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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