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Why Statins May Offer Treatment Benefits for Your Aortic Aneurysm

StatinsBy Daniel Clair, MD

If you have coronary artery disease or peripheral vascular disease, using statins is clearly a benefit to your health. In those cases, statins lower your risk of future cardiac events. However, when it comes to treating aortic aneurysm disease, the benefits of statin use are not clearly proven. Some evidence does support statin use for aortic aneurysm but it depends on a variety of factors. It’s worth a discussion with your doctor.

What does the research say?