The benefit of statins in non-cardiac vascular surgery patients.

There is overwhelming evidence that statins reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary disease. Statins have also been shown to reduce the risk of (recurrent) stroke. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, which plays a causal role in the development of atherosclerotic disease, is the primary lipid target in prevention, and is effectively… CONTINUE READING