Use of Statins in Prevention of Heart Disease, but Beware Statin Myopathy

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    Dr. Paul Thompson from Hartford Hospital moderated the topic "Use of Statins in Prevention of Heart Disease, But Beware Statin Myopathy" with Drs. Robert Rosenson from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Peter Toth from Sterling-Rock Falls Clinic participating.

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) symptoms of statin myopathy,
    (2) size of patient populations,
    (3) statin use may unmask underlying conditions, such as McArdle Disease,
    (4) mechanisms for statin myopathic complaints,
    (5) therapy, including assessment of secondary disorders,
    (6) considerations surrounding use of muscle biopsies,
    (7) impact of CoQ10 and Vitamin D deficiencies,
    (8) proper dosing strategies, combination and alternative therapies,
    (9) prevalence of fibromyalgia and rhabdomyolysis,
    (10) use of creatine kinase levels and ethnicity variants, and
    (11) PCSK9 inhibitor research.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2010;1(3):190-199) ©2010 FoxP2 Media, LLC

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