Extracardiac Effects of Statins

REVIEW, July 2013, VOL II ISSUE III, ISSN 2042-4884
10.5083/ejcm.20424884.95 , Cite or Link Using DOI
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Suleyman Ercan MD, Vedat Davutoglu MD, Faris Mahmoode Lolan MD

Statins are one of the most common used drug in the world. Although they provide a valuable role in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, it has some extracardiac effects which frequently being ignored by physicians during routine practice. In this review we would like to summarise the potential beneficial or harmful extracardiac effects of statin which comprise wide spectrum of systems and organs.