French study discovers new benefit of statins

02/19/2008 | Forbes

Crestor, Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering statins lowered the risk of incidence or recurrence of atrial fibrillation, French researchers concluded after analyzing six controlled studies involving more than 3,500 patients. The study's lead researcher, however, said that it was too early to recommend the use of statin therapy solely to treat irregular heartbeat.

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