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May Lead To Muscle Damage Are Present In Some Patients Taking Statins - Kyle Leon Review

May 20th 2014 at 5:35 AM

Statins are one of the most prescribed drugs on a large scale in the world, due to its importance in reducing the risk of heart disease and blood vessels.

Many patients on statins develop muscle weakness and pain. In some cases, musculoskeletal biopsies show underlying injury, even in patients without elevated levels of circulating creatine phosphokinase.Read More Info..! by Kyle Leon Review

The study examined by researchers from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in muscle biopsies from 83 patients, 0.20 of whom had never taken statins.

Found significant muscle injury in patients who had taken statins, including several who had stopped medication before the biopsy.

"Although in clinical practice, and the vast majority of patients who suffer from symptoms improve muscle quickly after stopping treatment, and support our findings that a subset of patients who appear to be more susceptible to statin-related myotoxicity, suffering persistent injury structural", writes Dr. Annette Draeger from the University of Bern and coauthors.

They note that there is a need to evaluate alternative strategies for the treatment of patients suffering from the symptoms of a large muscle.

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