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Statins for heart failure: at the crossroads between cholesterol reduction and pleiotropism?
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    Pleiotropism of statins includes adverse effects

    Dear Editor,

    The authors of the editorial discuss the molecular basis of the pleiotropic positive effects of statins, but they fail to mention that the same molecular events are very likely to be responsible for the adverse effects like myopathy, rhabdomyolysis and neuropathy. For example, the authors describe the possible anti-oxidative properties of statins, but as inhibitors of cholesterol biosynthesis statins a...

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