Statin Intolerance Clinic
The Medical University of South Carolina has taken the lead in the effort to promote cardiovascular health and heart disease prevention with the development of a comprehensive multispecialty program designed to give at risk individuals the skills and know-how necessary to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Treatment options at the MUSC Statin Intolerance Clinic include intensive nutrition counseling tailored to the patient’s specific lipid disorder, evidence-based use of supplements for non-prescription lowering of LDL-C (such as phytosterols/stanols), use of cholesterol-absorption inhibitors, alternative statin dosing strategies, and low-dose multi-drug regimens. In addition, the MUSC LDL Apheresis Program offers an alternative for patients with severe elevations of LDL-C and known CVD. Investigational medications are also available by participation in one of the currently enrolling clinical trials (such as mipomersen, an injectable inhibitor of apo-B synthesis).
- Patients with family history of heart attack, stroke, sudden death or heart failure
- Abnormal cholesterol (low HDL, High LDL and TG, suspicion of familial hypercholesterolemia)
- History of tobacco use or current use
- Poor dietary eating habits
- Lack of exercise
- Personal history of heart or vascular disease
- Statin intolerant
Referral Information for Physicians
- For consultation or referrals call scheduling at 843-792-1952. Office: 876-4793
- Fax written referrals to 843-876-4809