Mayo Clinic Minute: Should You Take Statins?


Do You Need A Statin?

Nov 3, 2011

 

 

What are they?

 

How do statins work?

 

 

Should I take a statin?

 

  • You've had a heart attack or get chest pain (angina)
  • You've had bypass surgery or artery-clearing angioplasty
  • You have heart disease and your LDLs are higher than 100 mg/dL.
  • You have diabetes
  • Your LDLs are over 190 mg/dL despite lifestyle changes
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  • You have multiple risk factors for heart disease beyond high cholesterol--such as a family history of heart disease (heart attack in a brother or father before age 55; in a mother or sister before age 65), high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, overweight, a sedentary lifestyle or an unhealthy diet
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    Note:

    What should I do if I do take a statin?


    Keep following a healthy lifestyle.




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