by Dr. Zeff of Salmon Creek Clinic | Topic of Discussion: Statins I found this article about statins today and wanted to begin my new clinical blog with this posting from PubMed. PubMed is a web site run by the National Institute of Health where peer-reviewed journal articles are available. It makes medical research for clinicians and the public quite easy. _____ Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Mar;8(2):189-99. doi: 10.1586/17512433.2015.1011125. Epub 2015 Feb 6. Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms. Okuyama H1, Langsjoen PH, Hamazaki T, Ogushi Y, Hama R, Kobayashi T, Uchino H. . Abstract In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases.