Comparison of efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin versus atorvastatin in African-American patients in a six-week trial.

@article{Ferdinand2006ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin versus atorvastatin in African-American patients in a six-week trial.},
  author={Keith C Ferdinand and Luther T. Clark and Karol E. Watson and Ryan C Neal and Clinton Douglas Brown and B Waine Kong and Boisey O Barnes and William R Cox and Franklin J Zieve and Jonathan L Isaacsohn and Joseph Ycas and Philip T. Sager and Alex Gold},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={229-35}
}
The lipid-modifying effects of statin therapy in hypercholesterolemic African-Americans have not been well characterized. This study compared the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin and atorvastatin treatment for 6 weeks in hypercholesterolemic African-American adults. In the African American Rosuvastatin Investigation of Efficacy and Safety (ARIES) trial (4522US/0002), 774 adult African-Americans with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol > or = 160 and < or = 300 mg/dl and triglycerides < 400… CONTINUE READING

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