Case Report
Volume 4 Issue 1 - 2021
Patient Receiving Statin Therapy Achieves an Age of 100 Years: Report of a Case
William E Feeman*
Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH, Russenstrasse, Leipzig, Germany
*Corresponding Author: William E. Feeman, Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH, Russenstrasse, Leipzig, Germany.
Received: November 28, 2020; Published: December 31, 2020




Abstract

Patient receiving Statin Therapy Achieves an Age of 100 Years.

Introduction:   Treatment of dyslipidemia in the very old patients is, for some, an area of some controversy.  This Case Report describes an elderly gentleman aged 71 years, who was found to have dyslipidemia and  hypertension.  Additionally, he was a cigarette smoker.  His dyslipidemia was treated, as was his hypertension.  He stopped smoking cigarettes.  He has now achieved the age of 100 years, still taking his medications.

Materials and Methods: Case Report with review of medical records

Results:  The patient was treated with statins and calcium channel blockers.  He quit smoking cigarettes.  His initial statin was lovastatin and the statin was upgraded to eventual rosuvastatin in 2003.  He has been maintained on rosuvastatin since then.  The lipid results are given in the table and show that the target goal was achieved once the high-intensity statins were initiated.  At age 97 years he developed congestive heart failure, which has been treated.

Conclusions:  This case partners with a previously reported case of a 102 year old lady who was still taking her statins some 25 years after she sustained an acute myocardial infarction while seeing another physician.  The author concludes that statin therapy need not be stopped just because a patient achieves age 75 years.  (The author has numerous patients aged 75 years and older who continue to take statin therapy without adverse reactions and continue to do well.).

Keywords: Patient Receiving; Therapy Achieves

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Citation: William E Feeman. “Patient Receiving Statin Therapy Achieves an Age of 100 Years: Report of a Case”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 4.1 (2021): 41-44.

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