Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia

  title={Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia},
  author={Deepak L. Bhatt and Ph. Gabriel Steg and Michael Miller and Eliot A. Brinton and Terry A. Jacobson and Steven B Ketchum and Ralph T Doyle and Rebecca A Juliano and Lixia Jiao and Craig Granowitz and Jean-Claude Tardif and Christie M. Ballantyne},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
BACKGROUND Patients with elevated triglyceride levels are at increased risk for ischemic events. Icosapent ethyl, a highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester, lowers triglyceride levels, but data are needed to determine its effects on ischemic events. METHODS We performed a multicenter, randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial involving patients with established cardiovascular disease or with diabetes and other risk factors, who had been receiving statin therapy and who had a… 

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