cardiology

Statins – in a class by themselves

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In my work as a clinical cardiologist, I’ve been accustomed to getting the occasional medical question at the parties I attend. Almost without exception, these questions have centered on the person’s cholesterol concerns. But recently, all of this seems to have changed, thanks to the availability of a new class of drugs, the statins, which has all but revolutionized the field of heart disease prevention.

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