Pitavastatin calcium improves endothelial function and delays the progress of atherosclerosis in patients with hypercholesterolemia

@article{Zhao2015PitavastatinCI,
  title={Pitavastatin calcium improves endothelial function and delays the progress of atherosclerosis in patients with hypercholesterolemia},
  author={Jing Zhao and Hui-min Yan and Ya Li and Jia Wang and Lu Han and Zhi-Hao Wang and Meng‐xiong Tang and Wei Zhang and Yun Zhang and Ming Zhong},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={380-387}
}
BackgroundStatins have proven efficacy in inhibiting the onset and progress of atherosclerosis. The effectiveness of pitavastatin in reversing carotid atherosclerosis associated with hypercholesterolemia (HC) is unknown.ObjectivesTo explore the simultaneous effects of pitavastatin calcium on brachial arterial flow-mediated vasodilatation (FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), and arterial stiffness (β), three surrogate markers of atherosclerosis were studied in HC patients.MethodsA… Expand
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