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

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Judith Walsh MD reviewed 20 years of statin drug  data in JAMA in 2004.  She concludes that Cholesterol lowering with statin drugs does not reduce total mortality … Continue reading

Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease ?

Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease ? by Jeffrey Dach MD  We live in a society which has an obsession with cholesterol levels. The reality is that our cholesterol level correlates very poorly (if at all) with risk for heart … Continue reading