Statin Denialism Internet Cult with Deadly Consequences

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Statin Denialism: an Internet Cult with Deadly Consequences An editorial by Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steven Nissen (above image) appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week lamenting the problem of  “Statin Denialism” on the Internet.(1-2) Dr Steve Nissen’s editorial … Continue reading

Atherosclerosis How Does it Happen by Jeffrey Dach MD

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Atherosclerosis: How Does it Happen? Reversing Heart Disease Part Two – by Jeffrey Dach MD A Brief Review of Part I In part one, we discussed the Coronary Calcium Score, which is useful because it provides an estimate of total … 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

Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly

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Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly by Jeffrey Dach MD Med Page Today ran an article by cardiologist Larry Husten, defending the cholesterol theory of heart disease entitled “Cholesterol Skeptics Launch Another Attack”. (1)(10)  Left Image Medpage Today Logo … Continue reading

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology by Jeffrey Dach MD Perhaps you have seen the Direct-to-Consumer TV and print advertisements with Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the Jarvik Heart, speaking on behalf of the Pfizer’s anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor.  With … 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