How statins could help 2.5m patients with kidney disease: Drugs can tackle fatty deposits in the arteries that are caused by the condition



Statins should be offered to an extra two and a half million patients with chronic kidney disease, according to the health watchdog.
The guidelines mean some 20 million adults in England – almost half the population - are now eligible to take the cholesterol lowering pills.
Patients with chronic kidney disease are at a much higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke as the condition leads to the accumulation of fatty deposits in arteries.
Approximately 2.6 million adults in England have chronic kidney disease and it is more common in the elderly and amongst black and Asian ethnic... read more

 
27 July 2017 in Health, Views: 53
Source: Daily Mail
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