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What are the effect of statins really on cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Improved outcomes

For many cardiovascular diseases, abnormal lipid metabolism seems to play an important role in disease progression.
Statins mitigate these adverse effects by lowering the exposure by reducing the ldl-c levels, but also by non-lipid effects loosely termed as pleiotropic effects, which may involve, amongst other effects, anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Google these terms for further clarification.

In brief: Improved outcomes

For many cardiovascular diseases, abnormal lipid metabolism seems to play an important role in disease progression.
Statins mitigate these adverse effects by lowering the exposure by reducing the ldl-c levels, but also by non-lipid effects loosely termed as pleiotropic effects, which may involve, amongst other effects, anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Google these terms for further clarification.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Statins help stabilize vascular plaque. Stable plaque is less likely to fracture and rupture than unstable crumbly plaque. Also use your anti-platelet therapy, like aspirin.
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