Reduced P-selectin in hearts pretreated with fluvastatin: a novel benefit for patients undergoing open heart surgery.

@article{Berkan2009ReducedPI,
  title={Reduced P-selectin in hearts pretreated with fluvastatin: a novel benefit for patients undergoing open heart surgery.},
  author={Ocal Berkan and Nurkay Katrancioğlu and Emre Ozker and Gokhan Ozerdem and Zahir Bakici and Mehmet Yilmaz},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={91-5}
}
OBJECTIVE P-selectin is an adhesion molecule that plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to assess whether or not the treatment with fluvastatin for 3 weeks preoperatively would reduce the levels of circulating P-selectin in patients with coronary heart disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six patients referred to CABG operation were included in the study. The patients were randomized into two… CONTINUE READING

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