Early initiation of statins following ACS does not improve outcomes

August 2006
Journal of Family Practice;Aug2006, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p664
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on whether early initiation of statins following the onset of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) will reduce the short-term risk of death, recurrent myocardial infarction or stroke. The study was carried out through meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The investigators searched electronic databases including the Cochrane Registry, reference lists of identical articles, recently published editorials and topical reviews. The result shows that early initiation of statin therapy within 14 days of the onset of ACS does not reduce the risk of death, recurrent myocardial infarction or stroke up to four months.


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