Statins and the response to myocardial injury.

  • Rosario G Scalia
  • Published 2005 in
    American journal of cardiovascular drugs : drugs…

Abstract

The benefits of long-term statin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor) treatment for preventing coronary events have been well documented in several large-scale prospective clinical trials. By influencing the determinants of myocardial injury, statins may produce direct cardioprotective effects in the ischemic myocardium and prevent further damaging recurrent… (More)

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