I am in UK. I have AF and sick sinus disease, emphysema and a lot of other stuff. Currently been in AF since Friday tea time. No thinners as consultant says I dont need them yet. (I take selenium and lycopene for that aspect), and put me on statins based on a reading of cholesterol some time ago of 5.2. Said it reduces my stroke risk by 21 percent. I said about side effects and bad press and she said try it and see. I asked if she would take them and was told yes. I have asked for a cholesterol test before starting as a point to work from.
If anyone has any medically valid information on trials or benefits or risks etc, please can you send some to me. I don't mind PM for that.