Atorvastatin has an important acute anti-inflammatory effect in patients with acute coronary syndrome: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.


BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with cardiovascular risk. We assessed the hypothesis that atorvastatin might have anti-inflammatory effects in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) as shown by CRP reduction. METHODS This study was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 90 consecutive patients admitted… (More)


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