2008 - Review: Statins are effective for prevention of cardiovascular events in patients without coronary heart disease

McAlister, Finlay A.
April 2009
ACP Journal Club;4/21/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses whether statins are effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events. Medical studies comparing statins with placebo, standard therapy, or no treatment for primary prevention were taken into account. Meta-analysis showed that statins reduces all-cause mortality, CV mortality, all MI, fatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and major risk factors associated with the disease in comparison with placebo


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