Cardiovascular risk changes after lipid lowering medications: are they predictable?


Changes in cardiovascular risk after lipid lowering medications are generally expressed as relative risk reduction (RRR). Comparison of the eight major studies published in this last decade indicates that the RRRs ranged from a minimum (19%) for the LRC Study with cholestyramine, to maximal values of 34-37% for studies such as the HHS, 4S and AFCAPS/TexCAPS… (More)


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