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Statins May Up Survival Odds After Cardiac Arrest

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The chances of surviving cardiac arrest are increased for patients taking statins—cholesterol-lowering drugs. Investigators from Taiwan studied 138,000 cardiac arrest patients. Survival of hospital admission for cardiac arrest improved by 19 percent for patients taking statins, and by 47 percent to be likely discharged. Significantly, these patients also had a 50 percent increased chance of being alive one year later. The greatest benefit was observed in type 2 diabetes patients. Read the summary article of the study at WebMD.