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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Study suggests statins may increase risk of fatigue, shortness of breath in certain heart failure patients

From ACc newletter:

HealthDay (11/3, Dotinga) reported that "statins may boost the risk of fatigue and shortness of breath in some patients with heart failure," according to a study presented at the American College of Chest Physicians meeting. Investigators "looked at the medical records of 136 patients with heart failure." The researchers found that individuals "who had diastolic heart failure and took a cholesterol drug had almost half as much exercise tolerance as those with the condition who didn't take the drugs.
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