Do hypertensive and diabetic patients also benefit from statin therapy?
Abstract: The risk factors for cardiovascular diseases CVD include hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. Therefore, the modern guidelines for CVD preventionsuggest several steps to reduce these risk factors, including pharmacological treatment. Numerous clinical studies demonstrated benefits of cholesterol level reduction in hypertensive patients.
Similarly, sub-analyses of studies in diabetic patients treated with Krkaʼs atorvastatin proved the advantages of such treatment, as well as its safety. Thus, reducing high blood cholesterol levels in hypertensive and diabetic patients clearly brings additional benefits for the patients.