Blog | Friday, April 20, 2012

An even smaller feeding of cardiology and neurology

If what I heard yesterday here at Internal Medicine 2012 were small feedings of the mind, then what I've got for you are some tasty crumbs:

Patients who respond the most to statins are also most likely to have muscle pain from taking the drugs. Myalgias are also more common with less body mass.

Were you by chance wondering which of your patients should be screened for cerebral aneurysms? Here's an answer. Screen people with two first-degree relatives who have had aneurysms or people with genetic conditions that raise their risk.