Long-term safety and effectiveness of statins for heart transplant recipients in routine clinical practice.

@article{Grigioni2006LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term safety and effectiveness of statins for heart transplant recipients in routine clinical practice.},
  author={Francesco Grigioni and Samuela Carigi and Luciano Potena and Francesca Fabbri and Anelise Russo and Anna Chiara Musuraca and Fabio Coccolo and Gaia Magnani and Patrizia Ortolani and Ornella Leone and Giorgio Arpesella and Carlo Magelli and Angelo Branzi},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1507-10}
}
BACKGROUND Whereas the efficacy of statins after heart transplantation (HT) in controlled study settings has been clearly demonstrated, more extensive data are required on the safety and effectiveness of long-term treatment in routine clinical practice. METHODS We analyzed the risks and benefits in clinical practice of treatment with statins in all patients who survived HT for at least a month from December 1985 through 2001. RESULTS During a mean follow-up of 4.8+/-3.8 years, 186 patients… CONTINUE READING