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European doctors may have caused as many as 800,000 deaths in five years by following a guideline to use beta-blockers in non-cardiac surgery patients—a guideline based largely on discredited science
The discredited researcher, who was fired for scientific misconduct in 2011, was also the chairman of the committee that drafted the European treatment guidelines....
Sure, wisdom does rob us of the fun and excitement, mostly from making stupid mistakes or comments. But that is the way we are supposed to be as we age. I would never want to be young again.
I don't think Statins and Beta Blockers are the same though. Maybe Statins have Beta blocker properties though.edit on 29-1-2014 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)
Statin drugs marketed in the United States include brand names such as Crestor, and generic versions of Lipitor and Zocor. They from $4 to $150 per month.
After decades of cajoling Americans to know their cholesterol level and get it down as low as possible, the nation's leading heart specialists are changing course.
Cholesterol is still important. But new published Tuesday afternoon throw out the notion that a specific blood level should automatically trigger treatment with cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Also out the window is any notion of treating patients with drugs until their so-called hits a specific target – one that for most people is all but impossible to achieve by diet alone.
Instead, the new guidelines groups adults into four categories most likely to benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs. They include people with heart disease and diabetes, as well as people with high levels of , the bad kind.
The guidelines also explicitly tell doctors not to bother with drugs other than , saying they're the only ones proven to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
• Eat a healthy diet focused on fresh, whole foods
• Consume healthy fat.
• Make clean, pure water your primary beverage
• Manage your stress.
• Exercise regularly.
• Get plenty of appropriate sun exposure
• Limit your exposure to toxins
• Get plenty of quality sleep.
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EU standards. Ah ha ha ha.......
The first indication that beta blockers should not be routinely given prior to non-cardiac surgery due to the increased risk of death came out in 2008,11 but it appears that even though cardiology guidelines were eventually changed in both the UK and the US to reflect this concern, physicians continued to prescribe the perioperative use of beta blockers anyway.