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Current Evidence for Perioperative Statins in Cardiac Surgery.
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PMID:  21620371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac surgery improves life expectancy and quality of life for the constantly ageing population in developed countries. Mediated by their lipid-dependent and lipid-independent mechanisms, statins are sought to provide benefit with regard to better outcomes after cardiac surgery. Current guidelines recommend statin use in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, while less evidence is available for patients referred to heart valve surgery. Optimal selection of statin drug and dosage including perioperative timing of statin therapy remains largely unknown, but results of ongoing meta-analyses and future randomized trials will add important evidence to guide perioperative statin treatment of cardiac surgery patients.
Elmar W Kuhn; Oliver J Liakopoulos; Yeong H Choi; Thorsten Wahlers
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
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