Statins and heart failure.

  title={Statins and heart failure.},
  author={Theodosios D Filippatos and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis},
  volume={59 2 Suppl},
Retrospective studies show that statin use prevents congestive heart failure and decreases mortality in patients with congestive heart failure; however, only one prospective study is available. In the Controlled Rosuvastatin Multinational Trial in Heart Failure study, rosuvastatin (10 mg/d) was compared with placebo in patients with advanced coronary heart disease-related congestive heart failure. There was no significant difference between rosuvastatin and placebo except for hospitalization… CONTINUE READING

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