Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
Medicines for lowering cholesterol (statins) are often prescribed to patients who have identified atherosclerosis as well as those who have suffered a heart attack or stroke.
But, it turns out that the statins are another unusual application is in the admission of their patients with COVID-19 the mortality rate is reduced by 45%.
Encouraging to such conclusion scientists from the University of Wuhan in China, writes the Daily Mail.
They conducted a major study of nearly 14 thousands of patients and found that patients taking statins, felt better, less dead and less need of connection to a ventilator, according to the study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Among hospitalized patients who took drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the blood, the mortality rate was 5.5%. And among patients who were not taking statins, the mortality rate reached 6.8 percent.
The results of the study also showed that drugs to reduce blood pressure (ACE inhibitors and blockers of angiotensin II receptors), along with taking statins does not increase the mortality rate among infected COVID-19, although not improve the course of disease.
“These results confirm the safety and potential benefits of statin therapy patients with COVID-19 and provide the rationale for prospective studies that can determine whether statins reduce mortality from COVID-19”,— said Junlian Lee, head of the research group of Hanskogo University.
They watched 14 thousands of patients and came to the conclusion that in the first place statins reduced the need for patients to mechanical ventilation. But hard statistics show that up to 60-70% connects to ventilator victims COVID-19 subsequently die.
In many countries today to treat COVID-19 officially approved the drug aviamir — redesigned Japanese means against influenza. In some other countries, licensed the steroid dexamethasone. Both the drug is designed for people already caught in hospitals. They need to help them reach the extreme stage, requiring mechanical ventilation.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that in Ukraine in treatment protocols for patients with coronavirus infection in hospitals has made the drug “Plaquenil”. This was stated at a briefing the Minister of health, Maxim Stepanov, noting that doctors have recorded a large number of complications to deal with which require anticoagulants, which are used in the blockage of blood vessels by blood clots. According to him, the treatment Protocol, heparin was made after consultations with doctors from other countries.