Statins and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism: pooled analysis of published observational cohort studies.

@article{Kunutsor2017StatinsAS,
  title={Statins and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism: pooled analysis of published observational cohort studies.},
  author={Setor K Kunutsor and Samuel Seidu and Kamlesh Khunti},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 20},
  pages={1608-1612}
}
Aims There have been suggestions that statins may have a potential role in secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) [which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)], but the evidence is inconsistent. We aimed to evaluate the association between statin use and risk of recurrent VTE. Methods and results We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies. All relevant studies which reported associations between statin use and… CONTINUE READING
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