© 2020

Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms

  • Paul D. Thompson
  • Beth A. Taylor

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Beth A. Taylor, Paul D. Thompson
    Pages 1-3
  3. Robert S. Rosenson
    Pages 27-33
  4. Stefano Bellosta, Alberto Corsini, Nicola Ferri
    Pages 51-61
  5. Paul D. Thompson
    Pages 71-77
  6. Gregory A. Panza, Paul D. Thompson
    Pages 79-91
  7. Anyelis N. Rosario, Jorge Duconge, Gualberto Ruaño
    Pages 93-104
  8. Neeltje A. E. Allard, Silvie Timmers
    Pages 105-112
  9. Paul L. Greenhaff, Joanne Mallinson, Flemming Dela
    Pages 113-120
  10. Marcin Adam Bartlomiejczyk, Peter Penson, Maciej Banach
    Pages 121-128
  11. Amanda L. Zaleski
    Pages 129-135
  12. G. B. John Mancini, Jean Bergeron, David Fitchett, Jacques Genest, Milan Gupta, Robert A. Hegele et al.
    Pages 137-150
  13. Joel C. Marrs, Matthew D. Kostoff
    Pages 151-154
  14. A. Alsolaihim, S. K. Baker
    Pages 155-161
  15. Marshall B. Elam, Richard D. Childress
    Pages 163-168

About this book


This book provides an overview of statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) from clinical presentation to treatment and possible metabolic causes. It examines the risk factors, presentations, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, clinical management, and financial costs of SAMS. The book also highlights patients’ perspectives on SAMS such as the psychosocial, emotional, and societal factors influencing their perceptions and experiences. Finally, the book presents the results of observational and clinical trials on the prevalence of SAMS, clinical trials for treatments, and potential future research approaches for improving the understanding and treatment of SAMS.
A key addition to the Contemporary Cardiology series, Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms is an essential resource for physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, and allied health professionals in cardiology, endocrinology, pharmacotherapy, primary care, and health promotion and disease prevention.


Clinical management of statin-associated muscle symptoms Clinical presentations of statin-associated muscle symptoms Clinical trials on statin-associated muscle symptoms Diagnosis of statin-associated muscle symptoms Patients’ perceptions and experiences of SAMS Prevalence of statin-associated muscle symptoms Risk factors for statin-associated muscle symptoms Statin-associated inflammatory myositis Statins and exercise performance Treatment of statin-associated muscle symptoms

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul D. Thompson
    • 1
  • Beth A. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Hartford HospitalUniversity of ConnecticutHartfordUSA
  2. 2.Hartford HospitalUniversity of ConnecticutHartfordUSA

About the editors

Paul D. Thompson, MD
Chief of Cardiology Emeritus
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT
Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
Beth A. Taylor, PhD
Division of Cardiology
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT
Department of Kinesiology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms
  • Editors Paul D. Thompson
    Beth A. Taylor
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33303-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33306-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33304-1
  • Series ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-8977
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The quality of this book is excellent. It is a valuable resource for cardiologists, clinical physicians, scientists, fellows, and residents involved in the care of cardiac patients.” (Tarun Bhandari, Doody’s Book Reviews, April 24, 2020)