lab tests for patients getting a statin
There's a lot of confusion about lab tests for patients getting a statin. Which tests? Who gets them? How often?
A new consensus will help. It's just come out jointly from the Amer College of Cardiology, Amer Heart Assoc, and NIH.
Creatine kinase is recommended at baseline for ALL patients. This might seem like overkill...but it's important because many patients have elevated levels even WITHOUT myopathy.