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Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction

Statin drugs may cause serious muscle damage more often than most doctors or clinical trials recognized, authors of a new review contend. However, the risk may not justify discontinuing the medication.

(EULAR 2014) A large population-based study from Canada finds the risk of myocardial infarction more than tripled in the first year after a Sjögren syndrome diagnosis, and a trend for increased stroke risk.

Insulin resistance is associated with myocardial injury in ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, and should be an important factor in management of the latter.

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