Patients using statin treatment within 24 h after admission for ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes had lower mortality than non-users: a report from the first Euro Heart Survey on acute coronary syndromes.

@article{Lenderink2006PatientsUS,
  title={Patients using statin treatment within 24 h after admission for ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes had lower mortality than non-users: a report from the first Euro Heart Survey on acute coronary syndromes.},
  author={Timo Lenderink and Eric Boersma and Anselm Kai Gitt and Uwe Zeymer and Lars Wallentin and Frans J J Van De Werf and David Hasdai and Shlomo Behar and Maarten L. Simoons},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 15},
  pages={1799-804}
}
AIMS Statins provide effective secondary prevention in cardiovascular disease. However, it remains uncertain how soon statins should be started after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Recently published trials suggest starting before discharge. We hypothesize that statins should be initiated without delay. METHODS AND RESULTS Data from a large cohort of 10,484 consecutive patients with an ACS were analysed. Of this cohort, 1426 first-time statin receivers and survivors of the first 24 h were… CONTINUE READING