The effect of lowering LDL cholesterol on vascular access patency: post hoc analysis of the Study of Heart and Renal Protection.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Reducing LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) with statin-based therapy reduces the risk of major atherosclerotic events among patients with CKD, including dialysis patients, but the effect of lowering LDL-C on vascular access patency is unclear. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS The Study of Heart and Renal Protection (SHARP… (More)
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.10371013


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