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Statins and coronary artery disease:clinical evidence and future perspective.
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PMID:  22495163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Many clinical trials have demonstrated the beneficial effects of statins on cardiovascular risk, both in patients with history of coronary heart disease and in healthy subjects with risk factors, because of a significant reduction in acute coronary events. The introduction of more powerful statins in the market offered the opportunity to study whether an intensive lipid lowering treatment could yields even better cardiovascular outcomes than a moderate statin therapy and several clinical trial confirmed this hypothesis. Statins have also pleiotropic effect behind their lipid lowering function: they reduce inflammation, which plays an important role in the atherosclerotic process.
Authors:
L M Biasucci; A Stefanelli; G Biasillo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Cardiology, Sacro Cuore University, Rome, Italy - antonella_84@hotmail.com.
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