Statins no help in abating aortic stenosis, as widely assumed

06/9/2005 | Wall Street Journal, The

Researchers have found statins do not halt aortic stenosis, despite the expectation in the medical community the drugs would reduce the progression of the narrowing of a heart valve. It was assumed that since the condition is similar in many ways to atherosclerosis, which is helped by statins, aortic stenosis would be also, but a study concluded the treatment with Pfizer's Lipitor was no more effective than a placebo.

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