Statins and Statin Combinations for High Cholesterol
Why It Is Used
Statins are used to lower LDL cholesterol. Statins can help lower the risk of Reference heart attack Opens New Window, Reference stroke Opens New Window, and death in people who are at high risk of a heart attack or stroke.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology