Italian researchers found that having a resting heart rate above 70 beats per minute (bpm) can increase your risk of dying of heart disease by at least 78 percent.
Meanwhile, patients have been bombarding doctors with some basic questions.
Here are answers from some leading medical experts: Should I be on a statin?
The Heat Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit strives to create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by supporting and promoting programs to increase physical activity, healthy eating and smoke free lifestyles, while reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Check out the resources below, to support your patients in taking action to decrease their risk of developing high blood pressure or heart disease, and their risk of stroke.
En español l When two groups of heart experts announced in November a whole new way of using cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to reduce Americans' risk of heart attack and stroke, they triggered both scathing criticism from some physicians and medical researchers, and widespread confusion among patients.