Early effect of lipid-lowering therapy with pitavastatin on regression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque. Comparison with atorvastatin.

@article{Toi2009EarlyEO,
  title={Early effect of lipid-lowering therapy with pitavastatin on regression of coronary atherosclerotic plaque. Comparison with atorvastatin.},
  author={Toru Toi and Isao Taguchi and Shuichi Yoneda and Michiya Kageyama and Akiko Kikuchi and Michiaki Tokura and Tomoaki Kanaya and Shichiro Abe and Ryuko Matsuda and Noboru Kaneko},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={1466-72}
}
BACKGROUND Virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) is used to diagnose coronary plaques and evaluate statin therapy. However, in most cases, quantitative changes in plaques have been evaluated in the chronic stage. We evaluated the quantitative and qualitative early effects of 2 statins on coronary lesions using VH-IVUS. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with acute coronary syndrome who underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to receive… CONTINUE READING