Long-term clinical outcomes of statin use for chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis of 15 prospective studies.

@article{Wang2014LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term clinical outcomes of statin use for chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis of 15 prospective studies.},
  author={Jian-qiang Wang and Guo-Rong Wu and Zheng Wang and Xiao-Ping Dai and Xiang-rong Li},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={105-13}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of statin treatment on the long-term prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) remains uncertain. This study aimed to answer the question by a meta-analysis. METHODS The Cochrane databases, MEDLINE and EMBASE, were systematically searched. The eligibility of prospective studies that assigned CHF patients to receive statin treatment and a control (no statin treatment), had defined prognostic outcomes as primary endpoint, and had a minimal follow-up of 12… CONTINUE READING
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