More Americans die of heart disease than any other cause. It cuts across ages and ethnic groups, killing thousands each year. Statins, medicines designed to lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease, are taken by one in four Americans over the age of 45—and growing. Lauded as a miracle medicine, America’s most prescribed drug appears to offer a simple way to ward off disease. But are they harmless?
Medical expert Mark Estren, Ph.D., challenges conventional wisdom that statins should be the first line of defense against heart disease. He breaks down the potential risks of continued statin use, and reveals how, like all medicines, statins do more to the body than they are designed for. Dr. Estren will give potentially life-saving advice to listeners looking to begin a heart-healthy lifestyle, all while giving informed, measured commentary on where our growing statin dependence is taking us.
On your show Dr. Estren will:
- Explain why Statin use is so popular, and what approaches patients should use first to decrease heart problems.
- Look at whether new American Heart Association recommendations for increased statin use properly balance risks and benefits.
- Reveal whether you should continue Statin use after a heart attack.
- Inform listeners on signs to discontinue Statin use.
- Quiz audiences and give away copies of his book as prizes.
CREDENTIALS: Mark Estren, Ph.D., holds doctorates in psychology and English. A Pulitzer-winning journalist, Estren is affiliated with CBS and ABC News. His book is STATINS: Miraculous or Misguided? Visit his website at www.markjestren.com.
AVAILABILITY: FL, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone.
CONTACT: Mark Estren, firstname.lastname@example.org