Tag Archives: Cholesterol-lowering drugs

Clinical Calculators Over-rate Heart Attack Risk: Study

Most “risk calculators” ususally taken up to screen a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack actually overestimate the likelihood of it, warn a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University citing American Heart Association system too. Four out of five widely used clinical calculators over-estimate risk, including the most recent one unveiled in 2013 by the American Heart Association ...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost your sex life too

New York, March 30: Those who take cholesterol-lowering statins to keep their heart health in shape can further chill as statins have now been linked with a significant improvement in erectile function. “For men with erectile dysfunction who need statins to control cholesterol, this may be an extra benefit,” said John B. Kostis from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical ...

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