Features June 2015 Issue

Statin Use Associated with Reduced Heart Failure Risk

Statin Use Associated with Reduced Heart Failure Risk

Researchers suggest the connection is due to the way the medications lower the odds of developing heart disease.

Statins are designed to do one thing: lower your unhealthy LDL cholesterol. And by doing so, statins can help lower your risk of having a heart attack.

Recent research also suggests that statin therapy can help lower your risk of heart failure hospitalization by 10 percent. A study published in the European Heart Journal found that four years of statin therapy significantly reduced the number of patients hospitalized for heart failure. Researchers suggested that the reduced risk is probably due to statin-related reductions in heart disease risk.

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