Several studies out show statins can help people who may be considered to have a high risk for heart disease. The drug helps lower cholesterol. Some patients complain about the painful reactions they have to the drugs. Some of the research suggests that their pain is real and maybe another alternative drug could help.
Cardiologist Dr. Edward Chafizadeh practices at St. David's Medical Center. He stopped by Good Day Austin to discuss the research and what it means for patients.