Excess Sudden Cardiac Deaths after Short-Term Clarithromycin Administration in the CLARICOR Trial: Why Is This So, and Why Are Statins Protective?

@article{Winkel2011ExcessSC,
  title={Excess Sudden Cardiac Deaths after Short-Term Clarithromycin Administration in the CLARICOR Trial: Why Is This So, and Why Are Statins Protective?},
  author={Per Winkel and J{\o}rgen Hilden and J{\o}rgen Fischer Hansen and Per Rossen Hildebrandt and Jens Kastrup and Hans J{\o}rn Kolmos and Erik Kj{\o}ller and Christian M. Jespersen and Christian Gluud and Gorm Boje Jensen},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={118},
  pages={63 - 67}
}
Objectives: To elucidate potential mechanisms for the clarithromycin-induced excess mortality observed in the CLARICOR trial during 2.6 year follow-up of patients with stable coronary artery disease. Methods: Cox analyses using out-of-hospital death as a proxy for sudden death compared to in-hospital (nonsudden) death. Result: In 100 of 189 (53%) cardiovascular (CV) deaths in which it was possible to examine the question, there was a strong association between place of death and the… 

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