MedicationPreventionRelated ConditionsRisks Statins Help Protect PAD Patients Against Heart Attack, Stroke Research also shows that many people with PAD are still not getting optimal treatment. estaff Published: June 18, 2014 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter If you have peripheral artery disease (PAD), taking statins may cut your risk of a heart attack, according to a recent study. Unfortunately, the study also found that statins may not help relieve pain caused by walking. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?