2008 - Rosuvastatin prevented major cardiovascular events in persons with elevated C-reactive protein

Campbell-Scherer, Denise L.; Montori, Victor M.
January 2009
ACP Journal Club;1/1/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article reports that in healthy older adults with elevated C-reactive protein levels who do not have hyperlipidemia, rosuvastatin reduced stroke and myocardial infarction. The randomized placebo-controlled trial titled "Justification for the Use of Statins in Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin," supports the possibility that high-sensitivity C-reactive protein could be helpful in selecting candidates for higher-dose statins.


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