Anthony S Wierzbicki
Anthony S Wierzbicki is consultant (honorary professor) in metabolic medicine/chemical pathology at the Department of Chemical Pathology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK.
Statin therapy has demonstrated remarkable efficacy in reducing mortalities associated with cardiovascular diseases through preventing myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke. Despite the proven benefits of statins in this context, there are growing concerns among patients and physicians on the safety of short-term and long-term use and their adverse effects, especially muscle toxicity, resulting in non-adherence and withdrawal of the treatment. Reports and publications on