Intensity of statin therapy in relation to myocardial ischemia, troponin T release, and clinical cardiac outcome in patients undergoing major vascular surgery.

OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine whether higher statin doses and lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are associated with improved cardiac outcome in vascular surgery patients. BACKGROUND Statins may have cardioprotective effects during major vascular surgery. METHODS In a prospective study of 359 vascular surgery patients, statin dose… CONTINUE READING