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Effects of loading dose of atorvastatin before percutaneous coronary intervention on periprocedural myocardial injury.
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PMID:  21169815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of loading dose of atorvastatin on periprocedural myocardial injury and inflammatory reaction in patients with non-ST segment elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndromes (unstable angina or NSTE acute myocardial infarction). METHODS: A total of 81 patients with NSTE-acute coronary syndromes were randomly divided into the pretreatment with atorvastatin group [80 mg 12 h before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with a further 40 mg preprocedure dose] (n=41) or the placebo group (n=40). The main end point was a 30-day incidence of major adverse cardiac events (cardiac death, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, or revascularization with either PCI or coronary artery bypass grafting). Creatine kinase-MB, cardiac troponin I, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels were measured at the baseline and at 8 and 24 h after the procedure. RESULTS: Major adverse cardiac events occurred in 2.4% of patients in the atorvastatin group and 22.5% of those in the placebo group (P=0.0161). This difference was mostly because of reduction in the incidence of myocardial infarction (2.4 vs. 20.0%; P=0.0307). Markers of the two groups were elevated after PCI; however, the higher values of creatine kinase-MB, cardiac troponin I, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in the atorvastatin treatment group were significantly lower than those in the placebo group (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Short-term pretreatment with a high dose of atorvastatin significantly reduces procedural myocardial injury in early PCI.
Xing Long Yu; Hai Juan Zhang; Shao Da Ren; Jing Geng; Ting Ting Wu; Wen Qiang Chen; Xiao Ping Ji; Lin Zhong; Zhi Ming Ge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Coronary artery disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5830     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011445     Medline TA:  Coron Artery Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Public Health, Jinan, PR China.
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