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Medicine: Heart Disease / Statins / Gotto Interview #910832

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 09, 2008
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) A new study indicating statin drugs may prevent heart disease examined; details given about CRP and about this huge trial research on statins in 25 countries that was paid for by AstroZeneca. [Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Paul RIDKER†- comments on this test strategy.] [Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Steven NISSEN†- calls the study a blockbuster in reducing heart-related events.] [With high CPR level, Marybeth WALLEY‡- comments on information about her health.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live interview held with Dr. Antonio Gotto of Weill Cornell Medical College about the statin study. [From New Orleans, GOTTO - offers advice on having cholesterol levels and the CRP tested; outlines the side effects of statins.]

Holt, Lester;
Bazell, Robert

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