Statin Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever

Statin Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever by Jeffrey Dach MD For many years, Stephen Sinatra believed in statin drugs and prescribed them as a cardiologist in Connecticut.  He gave lectures to other cardiologists on the merits of statin drugs at medical … Continue reading

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality Surely You Must Be Joking

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality, Surely You Must Be Joking Another Medical Hoax I was intrigued by Dr London’s report in December 2016 JAMA of decreased peri-operative mortality in statin users.(1)  This result does not seem immediately intuitive.  Statin drugs inhibit … Continue reading

The Art of the Curb Side Cholesterol Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD

The Art of the Curb Side Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD In our neighborhood, we take the garbage cans out to the curb twice a week for the garbage pickup.  Although we grumble about the extra work, it’s a good … Continue reading

New Statin Guidelines, Not Everyone is Enthusiastic

New Statin Guidelines, Not Everyone is Enthusiastic by Jeffrey Dach MD On Tuesday, The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology changed the guidelines giving even more people statin drugs.  The new Guidelines increases the number of healthy … Continue reading

Getting Off Statin Drug Stories by Jeffrey Dach MD

Getting Off Statin Drug Stories by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Martha is 55 years old, healthy and no history of heart disease.  Nonetheless, Martha has been taking a statin drug for “high cholesterol” under the care of “the top cardiologist”.   … Continue reading

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statin Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins by Jeffrey Dach MD.  This bombshell article by Rita Redberg, MD, appeared in April 2012 JAMA advising healthy men with high cholesterol to stay away from statin anti-cholesterol drugs, pointing out there is no … Continue reading