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Dilemma of STATINS - Health by Dr. Gunatillake
The sales of statins are growing in leaps and bounds, but more and more people around the world are getting more cardiovascular disease including stroke. Most people getting heart attacks have been on statins for years, but the incidence of MI has not dropped. The doctors may say that statins have brought down the incidence of heart attacks, then why long waiting lists in private and public hospitals for open heart surgery and ballooning and stenting? Low levels of HDL cholesterol, even among statin-treated patients, are associated with a significantly high increased risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly the risk of MI, new studies have shown. Patients are made to feel by lowering the LDL cholesterol level in blood with statins, removes their cardiovascular risk.