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Cholesterol Drugs Equally Effective In Reducing Plaque
2011-11-15 13:32:45

A new study has found that Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor and AstraZeneca's Crestor cholesterol drugs are both equally effective in treating coronary artery disease. Crestor caused a bigger drop in LDL cholesterol than Lipitor, but they both tied when it came to reducing plaque.  LDL cholesterol is the bad kind that can cause build-up of plaque inside the arteries. "The good thing is that these are both effective drugs," Stephen Nicholls, clinical director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for...

2011-11-15 09:53:01

Among patients with sub-optimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, use of the drug evacetrapib alone or in combination with statin medications was associated with significant increases in HDL-C levels and decreases in LDL-C levels, according to a study appearing in the November 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on cardiovascular disease. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American...

2011-10-27 10:32:31

Atorvastatin is safe and may benefit pediatric patients with more severe lupus Atorvastatin therapy was found to be ineffective in reducing atherosclerosis progression in children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Results of the Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus Erythematosus (APPLE) Trial, now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), report that the statin...

2011-10-27 06:25:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women with lupus are 50 times more likely to have a heart attack; and all lupus patients are eight times more likely to develop premature coronary heart disease than the general population. Statins, a class of drug used to lower cholesterol, have been shown to reduce arthrosclerosis progression in adults, but have not been investigated in a pediatric lupus population. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arterial wall which can lead to heart attack and...


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