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Statins, Calcium a Deadly Mix

Even in cases where cholesterol is controlled, increasing deposits of calcium in coronary arteries may increase the odds of having a heart attack, according to a new study of patients who took statins. Those who had a heart attack during three years of follow up had significantly more buildup of coronary artery calcium than those who did not have a heart attack, despite similar LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels. Researchers pointed out the continued growth of coronary artery calcium may...

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