Perioperative statins: More than lipid-lowering?

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Abstract

Preliminary evidence indicates that statin drugs may be beneficial when given in the perioperative period. Although more studies are needed to draw firm conclusions, the acute nonlipid pleiotropic effects of statins may improve patient outcomes, especially for patients at the highest risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-662
Number of pages9
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume75
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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