TITLE

Perioperative use of atoravasatin reduced cardiovascular events in patients having vascular surgery

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the question whether in patients having vascular surgery, perioperative use of atorvastatin reduces cardiovascular events. In patients having vascular surgery, perioperative use of atorvastatin reduced the composite endpoint of cardiovascular events (death from cardiac causes, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or unstable angina) at 6 months.Patients who received atorvastatin had a lower risk for the composite endpoint of cardiovascular events than did patients who received placebo, but the groups did not differ for rates of the individual endpoints of death from cardiac causes, nonfatal acute MI, ischemic stroke, or unstable angina.
ACCESSION #
15303578

 

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