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May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:52

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BJC Staff

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Stat tests loaded into the VITROS XT 7600 Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that one to two alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are not borne out by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults. Studies of East Asian genes, where two common genetic variants strongly affect what people choose to drink, show that alcohol itself directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a new study published in The Lancet (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31772-0). Researc

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September 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:242-44

Rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure due to simvastatin and amiodarone

Haroon Siddique, Maria Mushkbar, Adrian Walker, John Scarpello

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Introduction Statins are increasingly used for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, and in the UK simvastatin is now available as an ‘over-the-counter’ drug without prescription. Rhabdomyolysis is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of statin therapy and with the wider use of statins there is an increased probability of drug interactions, which may increase the incidence of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Early recognition is essential to prevent serious consequences. We report a case of rhabdomyolysis complicated by acute renal failure associated with the concomitant use of high-dose simvastatin and a

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