A history of asthma was independently associated with a 24% increase in the risk of new-onset heart disease (meaning strokes and heart attacks) among postmenopausal women.
The Women’s Health Initiative study including 90,168 women between ages 50 – 79 showed an increased risk of heart disease in asthmatics. It is postulated that the chronic inflammatory state that occurs in asthma may also accelerate the atherosclerotic process of the heart.
So, if you are a patient with risk factors for heart disease like obesity, hypercholesterolemia, altered waist-hip ratio, diabetes AND asthma… you may benefit from statin therapy.
Keep this in mind.