12-month follow-up results of high dose rosuvastatin loading before percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

@article{Yun201112monthFR,
  title={12-month follow-up results of high dose rosuvastatin loading before percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndrome.},
  author={Kyeong Ho Yun and Seok Kyu Oh and Sang Jae Rhee and Nam Jin Yoo and N Y Kim and J Jeong},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={68-72}
}
BACKGROUND Statin pretreatment before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a reduced incidence of short-term adverse events and periprocedural myocardial infarction (MI). However, the long-term effects of statin pretreatment have not been evaluated. METHODS Consecutive 445 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent PCI were randomly assigned to receive no statin treatment before PCI (control group, n=220) or to receive 40 mg rosuvastatin loading before… CONTINUE READING