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COVID-19: statins linked to lower hospitalization risk

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   22 June 2022
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Takeaway

  • Statin treatment for primary cardiovascular disease prevention is associated overall with a lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalization and in-hospital COVID-19 death.

Why this matters

  • Statins are beneficially involved in anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anticoagulant pathways.
  • They have been linked to better outcomes with hemagglutinin
    type 1 and neuraminidase type 1 influenza,...

          

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