A new study published in the journal Plos One questions the role of statins in treating pulmonary hypertension.
Statins are usually used to lower cholesterol levels, but they have also been reported to have cholesterol-independent effects that might be helpful to PH patients. Studies on animal models of PH, in fact, have suggested that statins can prevent or even reverse the disease. But results of those few studies conducted in PH patients have produced conflicting data.
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of statin use, when added to standard therapy, in PH patients.
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