In-hospital initiation of lipid-lowering therapy for patients with coronary heart disease: the time is now.

@article{Fonarow2001InhospitalIO,
  title={In-hospital initiation of lipid-lowering therapy for patients with coronary heart disease: the time is now.},
  author={Gregg C Fonarow and Christie M. Ballantyne},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 23},
  pages={2768-70}
}
I n the last 2 decades, in-hospital mortality for acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous and surgical revascularization has decreased markedly. To continue to make progress and to meet the goal set by the American Heart Association (AHA) of reducing coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke by 25% by 2010, 1 the focus of treatment in patients hospitalized with CHD must evolve from treating symptoms of the disease to treating the underlying disease process of atherothrombosis. Although dietary… CONTINUE READING