Do statins have an antiarrhythmic activity?

  title={Do statins have an antiarrhythmic activity?},
  author={Michael S. Kostapanos and Evangelos Liberopoulos and John A. Goudevenos and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis and Moses S Elisaf},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={75 1},
Sudden cardiac death, which is mainly associated with the presence of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, is a common 'killer' among patients with coronary artery disease. Moreover, atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia encountered in the clinical practice. The beneficial effect of statins on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is well-established, while the exact role of this class of drugs against arrhythmias remains unclear. This review discusses the effect of statin… CONTINUE READING
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