Monday, September 14, 2009

Perioperative statin use: a randomized controlled trial

Myocardial ischemic events at 30 days in these statin naïve patients undergoing vascular surgery were cut in half. Fluvastatin, the only available statin with an extended release form, was used. That’s an important property in patients who may be NPO for several days following their surgical procedure.

Via Hospital Medicine Quick Hits.

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