Greater statin dose doesn't boost kidney risk in study

06/19/2013 | HealthDay News

Heart attack survivors who received high doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were no more likely to be hospitalized for kidney injury than those who received low doses, according to a study presented in an American Heart Association webinar. Patients on low- and high-dose statins had comparable concentrations of creatinine, an indicator of kidney function. "These findings provide important reassurance to clinicians that the use of some high-potency statins will not increase the risk of kidney injury," the study's lead author said.

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