The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 16 November 2012

Higher cholesterol levels predict survival in heart transplant patients

This study was published in Cardiology 1998 Mar;89(3):184-8
Study title and authors:
Low serum cholesterol levels predict high perioperative mortality in patients supported by a left-ventricular assist system.
Richartz BM, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH, Vaughn WK, Taegtmeyer H.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 77030, USA.
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The study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with survival rates in 45 heart transplant patients.

The study found that cholesterol levels were 62.5% higher in heart transplant patients that survived compared to those that died.