TITLE

Atorvastatin reduced coronary and stroke events in patients with hypertension and without dyslipidemia

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses efficacy of atorvastatin for primary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with hypertension and no dyslipidemia. Primary outcome was the combined endpoint of nonfatal myocardial infarcation (MI) and fatal CHD. Secondary endpoints were the primary outcome without silent events, total cardiovascular (CV) events, total coronary events, all-cause mortality, total CV mortality, fatal and nonfatal stroke and fatal and nonfatal heart failure. In patients with hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors and without dyslipidemia, atorvastatin reduced coronary and stroke events at a median followup of 3.3 years.
ACCESSION #
11533482

 

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