Marissa Diggs

July 26, 2023

Daily Statin Cuts Cardiovascular Risk in HIV

By Bianca Nogrady “I think the data are suggesting that it’s certainly in part due to the reduction in LDL — that is very important — […]
July 26, 2023

Statin Reduced Risk of Heart Disease in People With HIV

By Ed Susman The cholesterol-lowering agent pitavastatin (Livalo) as primary prevention reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) among people living with HIV, the […]
July 24, 2023

Statins reduce cardiovascular risk in people living with HIV, new global study finds

By Deborah Balthazar A statin a day reduces the risk of heart disease in younger people living with HIV, according to a new study published Sunday in the […]
July 24, 2023

Pitavastatin lowers risk of cardiovascular events in people living with HIV

By Liz Highleyman A widely used statin medication reduced the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events when given to people with HIV who […]
July 24, 2023

Daily Statin Medication Reduces Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events by More Than One-Third in People Living with HIV

By Noah Brown The risk of cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and stroke, has been shown to be roughly twice as high in people living with […]
July 24, 2023

HIV patients face double the risk of heart disease. Taking a statin could help

By Giri Viswanathan Scientists have long known that people living with HIV face a higher risk of heart disease. The statin drug pitavastatin, however, might offer a […]
July 24, 2023

Daily statin reduces heart disease risk among adults living with HIV

A National Institute of Health-supported study found that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may offset the high risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with […]
July 23, 2023

Pitavastatin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in People with HIV

Abstract Background The risk of cardiovascular disease is increased among persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), so data regarding primary prevention strategies in this population are […]
July 17, 2023

Pericoronary Adipose Tissue Density, Inflammation, and Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease Among People with HIV in the REPRIEVE Cohort

Abstract Background Pericoronary adipose tissue (PCAT) may influence plaque development through inflammatory mechanisms. We assessed PCAT density, as a measure of pericoronary inflammation, in relationship to […]