Statins for secondary prevention in elderly patients: a hierarchical bayesian meta-analysis.

  title={Statins for secondary prevention in elderly patients: a hierarchical bayesian meta-analysis.},
  author={Jonathan Afilalo and Gustavo Duque and Russell Steele and J Wouter Jukema and Anton J. M. de Craen and Mark J. Eisenberg},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={51 1},
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine whether statins reduce all-cause mortality in elderly patients with coronary heart disease. BACKGROUND Statins continue to be underutilized in elderly patients because evidence has not consistently shown that they reduce mortality. METHODS We searched 5 electronic databases, the Internet, and conference proceedings to identify relevant trials. In addition, we obtained unpublished data for the elderly patient subgroups from 4 trials and for the… CONTINUE READING
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