loading page

Statin Withdrawal and Treating COVID-19 Patients
  • David Fedson
David Fedson

Corresponding Author:davidsfedson@gmail.com

Author Profile


Most but not all observational studies of statin treatment of COVID-19 patients suggest that treatment improves outcomes. However, almost all observational studies fail to consider what cardiovascular investigators have known for 15-20 years: withdrawing statins after hospital admission has detrimental effects on patient outcomes. Continuing (or starting) statin treatment after hospital admission consistently improves COVID-19 patient outcomes, whereas discontinuing treatment does not. Thus, observational studies of the effectiveness of statin treatment of COVID-19 patients must consider the consequences of statin withdrawal.
Dec 2021Published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives volume 9 issue 6. 10.1002/prp2.861