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We're Chatting About Heart Health

Join @mayoclinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease  Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and [...]

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¿Toma estatinas para bajar el colesterol? Nuevas pautas ofrecen oportunidad de discutir las alternativas con el médico

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 4 de febrero de 2014 — Los médicos clínicos y los pacientes deben decidir conjuntamente cuál tratamiento personal elegir en base a las nuevas pautas para prevenir la enfermedad cardiovascular, dice el comentario de tres médicos de Mayo Clinic publicado esta semana en la Revista de la [...]

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Taking Statins to Lower Cholesterol? New Guidelines Provide Opportunity to Discuss Options with Your Doctor

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 4, 2014 — Clinicians and patients should use shared decision-making to select individualized treatments based on the new guidelines to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a commentary by three Mayo Clinic physicians published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Statins May Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 19, 2012.  Statins, a cholesterol lowering drug, may lower the risk of esophageal cancer, especially in patients with Barrett's esophagus, Mayo Clinic researchers report in a study being presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: squamous [...]

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Statin Misconceptions

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Brent Bauer discusses a common misconception about statin medications. To listen click the link below. Statin Misconception

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Lowering Cholesterol without Statins

Stephen Kopecky, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physician specializing in preventive cardiology, describes ways to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol without taking prescription drugs called statins.

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Statins Could Effect Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Especially for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, the use of statins may lower the risk of esophageal cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers are presenting their study at the upcoming American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting. “Unfortunately, survival rates for this cancer are low, so prevention is critical,” says Dr. Siddharth Singh, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and study author. [...]

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