A new study suggests that plasma levels of this gut microbial metabolite might help further stratify cardiovascular risk when characterizing patients’ response to statin therapy.
Dietary Supplements Don’t Stack Up to Low-Dose Statin Therapy for LDL-C Reduction
Despite marketing claims, none of six dietary supplements commonly used for lipid lowering significantly reduced LDL cholesterol versus placebo adults with elevated atherosclerotic risk, a new study finds.
Statin Therapy in the Frail Elderly: A Nuanced Decision
Two physicians in Cardiovascular Medicine take a closer look at the effect of statin therapy on function and quality of life for frail older adults. They provide recommendations based on an evidence-informed appraisal of the literature.
Distinctive Dozen: 12 Developments from 2016 Likely to Reshape Cardiovascular Practice
From heart benefits of diabetes drugs to leadless pacing to expanding populations for TAVR, 2016 was a dynamic year in cardiovascular care. Cleveland Clinic experts reflect on a dozen key developments.
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Ezetimibe Adds Incremental Benefit to Statin Therapy
Ezetimibe adds to the LDL-lowering power of statin therapy, and achieving very low LDL levels further lowers cardiovascular risk.
50 Reasons to Take Heart from the Past Two Decades of Cardiovascular Progress
What do gut flora and the proliferation of percutaneous procedures have in common? They both figure into discoveries or changes from our list of 50 key developments in cardiovascular care over the past two decades.
New Cholesterol Guidelines Overlook Many Patients
New guidelines emphasizing the use of statins in high-risk populations are well supported by clinical evidence, but do not offer clear guidance on populations falling outside these boundaries.
Managing Statin Intolerance in the Hyperlipidemic Patient
There are many options that may allow a patient to benefit from statin therapy without incurring side effects.