Short-Term Adjuvant Atorvastatin Improves Frequency Domain Indices of Heart Rate Variability in Stable Systolic Heart Failure

@article{Hamaad2005ShortTermAA,
  title={Short-Term Adjuvant Atorvastatin Improves Frequency Domain Indices of Heart Rate Variability in Stable Systolic Heart Failure},
  author={Ali Hamaad and Mike Sosin and Gregory Y. H. Lip and M. D. Ph.D. FRCPE Robert J. MacFadyen BSc},
  journal={Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={183-187}
}
The autonomic nervous system marks beneficial drug responses in systolic heart failure management. The impact of statin therapy in this broad disease class is unclear and patient studies are extremely limited. Methods: We studied a group of 23 patients with stable systolic ventricular impairment and randomised them single (patient) blind to high dose Atorvastatin 40 mg daily or placebo in addition to standard therapies over a 12-week treatment interval. Impact on the autonomic nervous system… CONTINUE READING

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