Statin-Related Cognitive Impairment Troubling for Patients

Many patients won't relate mental troubles to a heart medication, so it's up to the physician to outline side effects.

This editorial from a patient, Jonathan McDonagh, highlights a side effect of statin use that many patients—and even their doctors—may not attribute to the medication. 

It took me a long time to realize I had statin-related cognitive impairment because I had no idea what it was.A few years ago, I found myself slowly sinking into a sea of troubles. My work productivity gradually slumped, I had trouble remembering names and appointments, and I started having more trouble designing technical solutions for my clients.

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