Effect of High-Dose Statin Pretreatment on the Incidence of Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Grading the Evidence Through a Cumulative Meta-analysis.

@article{Zhai2015EffectOH,
  title={Effect of High-Dose Statin Pretreatment on the Incidence of Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Grading the Evidence Through a Cumulative Meta-analysis.},
  author={Chuannan Zhai and Hongliang Cong and Yujie Liu and Ying Zhang and Xianfeng Liu and Hao Zhang and ZhiJing Ren},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={
          668-78
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have showed that high-dose statin pretreatment could reduce the incidence of periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, previous analyses have not performed reliable grading of evidence. HYPOTHESIS In previous analyses, it supposed that the high-dose statin pretreatment was effective in reduction of the rate of PMI. In this analysis, we evaluated the effect of high-dose statin pretreatment on… CONTINUE READING