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Got Statins? UF Cardiologists recommend new use for old drug!

Published: August 1st, 2012

Category: Research and Grant News

Faculty and fellow cardiologists at the University of Florida’s department of medicine, including first author David Winchester, M.D. and lead researcher Anthony A Bavry, M.D., M.P.H, are pointing to a new use for an old therapy. Giving patients cholesterol-lowering statins before surgery and other invasive procedures can halve the risk of heart attacks, deaths and other complications, they report in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. <Click here to learn more>