Perioperative/periprocedural effects of statin treatment for patients undergoing vascular surgery or endovascular procedures: an update.

@article{Paraskevas2012PerioperativeperiproceduralEO,
  title={Perioperative/periprocedural effects of statin treatment for patients undergoing vascular surgery or endovascular procedures: an update.},
  author={Kosmas I Paraskevas and Frank Junior Veith and Christos D. Liapis and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis},
  journal={Current vascular pharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          112-20
        }
}
INTRODUCTION/AIM We reviewed the literature for studies evaluating the effects of statins on vascular patients undergoing open surgical or endovascular procedures. METHODS MEDLINE was searched using the search terms "statins and vascular surgery", "statins and endovascular procedures", "statins and perioperative effects" and "statins and postoperative complications". RESULTS Preoperative statin use is associated with lower perioperative/periprocedural death, myocardial infarction and stroke… CONTINUE READING
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