Latest review giving an update on benefits of statins in CKD patients

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Review on lowering LDL-cholesterol in patients with chronic kidney disease, incorporating recently updated (inter)national lipid lowering and The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guidelines Read Full Article

Statins save lives in Heart Failure patients with preserved EF ≥50%

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The Swedish Heart Failure Registry (RiksSvikt) has been in use since 2000. Over 80 clinical variables are collected of HF patients at discharge from the hospital and/or after out-patient consultation annually. Propensity scores for treatment with statins were estimated using 40 baseline variables. Read Full Article

Comparing 30 day mortality after MI in Sweden and UK

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Population based longitudinal cohort study using nationwide clinical registries. In Sweden 119 786 patients were compared with 391 077 patients from the UK. Age: >30 years; admitted between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2010. Read Full Article

In acute stroke patients, receiving IV thrombolysis, is there an increased risk of intracerebral bleeding if pretreated with statins?

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Prospectively collected data from the Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke-East registry (SITS-EAST) on consecutive 1660 AIS patients (373 – 23% on statins) treated with IV Thrombolysis between October 2013 and December 2011 (8 years). Read Full Article

High- and intermediate CVD risk primary prevention patients, eligible for statins, are insufficiently treated by UK GP’s

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Observational cross sectional study (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE)) in 930 000 patients (30 – 74 yrs; no CVD – no DM) of 137 London based general practices during 1 year ending 1 April 2014. Read Full Article