April 13, 2007

Cholesterol busting statins and blood pressure

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=cholesterol.mp3

Professor Franco Cappuccio from Warwick Medical School talks about his recent research into the effects of cholesterol busting statins on blood pressure.

Length: 27 minutes

Summary:
What is cholesterol
Good and bad cholesterol
Dangers of high cholesterol
How can we fight it
What is a statin and how are they given to patients
Are cholesterol levels and high blood pressure often related
Why do statins reduce blood pressure
Quantify effects of statins compared with antihypertensive drugs
Are there any risks with statins
Have you any plans for future studies
Success of statins and antihypertensives as treatments


- 2 comments by 1 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Mrs M.C. Ainsworth

    I am 60, a Cholesterol level of over 8 millemoles and have just been started on a course of statins by my doctor [today i have taken the first tablet]. However, i also have very low blood pressure [ 116 over 80 ] and am a bit concerned that statins may lower this to an extent where i might faint while driving, for instance. Might this be a genuine concern? M.C.Ainwsworth

    18 May 2007, 13:14

  2. I would refer you back to your GP to discuss that. If you have any concerns you should talk to your doctor.

    22 May 2007, 12:24


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