Statin medications (Also known as Hmg-CoA Reducatase Inhibitors) are a class of drugs that are used to treat hyperlipidemia. Anti-hyperlipidemia therapy seeks to prevent the complications heart attack, stroke and other ASCVD risks.
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This pharmacology lecture covers topics such as Statins, pathophysiology of dyslipidemia, regulation of LDL, HDL, Triglycerides and other complications of bad cholesterol buildup. Mechanism of action of statin drugs and their side effects. Drugs mentioned include; Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin, Atorvastatin and their brand names.
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