Efficacy and safety of pitavastatin in Japanese patients with hypercholesterolemia: LIVES study and subanalysis.

@article{Yokote2011EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and safety of pitavastatin in Japanese patients with hypercholesterolemia: LIVES study and subanalysis.},
  author={Koutaro Yokote and Hitoshi Shimano and Mitsuyoshi Urashima and Tamio Teramoto},
  journal={Expert review of cardiovascular therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={555-62}
}
The Livalo Effectiveness and Safety (LIVES) study was an observational study to examine the efficacy and safety of pitavastatin, a newly developed drug, in approximately 20,000 Japanese patients with hypercholesterolemia. During a 2-year follow-up period, no significant problems concerning safety were observed upon treatment with pitavastatin. Pitavastatin demonstrated potent and stable lowering of the LDL-cholesterol level. The LIVES study subanalyses revealed significant and continuous… CONTINUE READING