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Early statin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes reduces death, cardiovascular events

Early, intensive therapy with statin medications reduces death and cardiovascular events for patients who have had heart attacks or other acute heart events, according to an analysis of previous studies published in the September 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Statins, commonly taken to lower cholesterol levels, have clearly been shown to benefit patients with cardiovascular disease, according to background information in the article. However, it is less clear whether these drugs provide a short-term benefit when given immediately to patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome, the group of heart disorders associated with myocardial ischemia (a lack of blood flow to the heart). In addition to reducing cholesterol, statins may stabilize the amount of plaque build-up in arteries, reduce inflammation, prevent blood clotting, reduce blood pressure and improve the functioning of blood vessels, all of which could improve outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Eddie Hulten, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., analyzed the results of 13 previous clinical trials of early, intensive statin therapy (begun within 14 days of hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome) involving 17,963 adults with acute coronary syndrome. The studies compared intensive (high-dose) statins with low-dose statins, placebo for four months followed by a lower dose of statins, placebo alone or usual care per the treating physicians' discretion. The participants had an average age of 60 and 76 percent were male.

"This systematic review provides evidence that early, intensive therapy with statins is associated with a reduction of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, particularly cardiovascular death, unstable angina and revascularization when prescribed within 14 days of hospitalization f
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JAMA and Archives Journals
25-Sep-2006


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