NEW YORK (CBS) - For decades, doctors have known that patients with lower cholesterol do better than patients with high cholesterol following a heart attack. What hasn't been known is whether using drugs to achieve specific levels of cholesterol made a difference. New research changes that.
A study released Monday may change the way doctors treat patients with heart attacks or severe chest pain. Dr. Chris Cannon of Brigham and Women's Hospital presented the findings at a meeting of the American Heart Association.