Abnormal liver tests

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Abnormal liver tests

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• Minor elevations of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) occur frequently after statins. • Fibrates and nicotinic acid may also disturb liver function tests (LFTs). • There is no evidence of long-term liver damage after statin therapy. • Raised GGT levels are not due to a statin. • Patients with mild or moderate chronic liver disease may also qualify for statin treatment.

Chapter.  1240 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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