Milan Kriška, Monika Laššanová, Jana Tisoňová, Andrej Dukát
Statins in common and at presence belong to the most often prescribed group of drugs. Increasing number of studies
clearly confirmed the lowering of morbidity and mortality in secondary cardiovascular prevention. Despite this
fact there exist pa-pers non-adequately describing the risks of statins, mainly of myopathy in elderly, however majority
of papers confirm its importance also in higher age groups and of unfavourable effects of their discontinuation
from the theraputic preventive schemes. Presented paper analysis the reasons of their interruption, syndrome
of discontinuation and shows for possibiuliteies of its „restarting“.