Statin-induced Myopathy

  title={Statin-induced Myopathy},
  author={Kara Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Redmond and Cathryn Harbor},
  booktitle={Global advances in health and medicine},
Heart disease (HD) is the number one killer in the United States.(1) In 2006, the direct and indirect costs associated with cardiovascular disease in the United States were estimated at 400 billion dollars.(2) Statin therapy for cholesterol reduction is a mainstay intervention for cardiovascular disease (CVD) as reflected in atorvastatin's status as the number one prescribed medication in the United States.(3) Statin therapy, however, is also associated with side effects that signal… CONTINUE READING
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