New Patient Visit Reveals Surprises
A 64-year-old male presents to your clinic for a new patient visit. Though he does not complain of myalgia, you check his creatine kinase levels. It is revealed that his level is nearly 1.5 times the normal range.
The patient underwent a triple coronary bypass about one year prior. He also received a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus the same point in time.
The patient is unsure what if any, statin he was prescribed following these diagnoses as he has moved since then and he did not have any of his previous health records. He does note that he is not allergic to any medications that he is aware of.
Which statin would you recommend for this patient and why?
What other elements would you add to his treatment plan and why?