Author(s): RojasFernandez C, Hudani Z, Bittner V
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Abstract Statins are widely used in secondary and primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They reduce cardiovascular events and mortality, and have an excellent safety record. Recent case reports suggest a possible association between statins and adverse effects on cognition. This article reviews recent literature related to statins and cognition and provides recommendations to clinicians. Cognitive considerations should not play a role in decision making for most patients for whom statins are indicated. Future trials of statin, or any novel antilipemic agent should include systematic assessment of cognition. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Cardiol Clin
and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine