SATURN shows plaque statin benefit

Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease and have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to reduce adverse cardiovascular outcomes. ¬†However despite tantalizing data from some trials suggesting statins may even be capable of causing disease regression, few studies have formally assessed the comparative ability of competing drugs to achieve this. […]

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JUPITER puts primary prevention into new orbit

Current guidelines recommend statin treatment for patients with known vascular disease, diabetes or elevated lipid levels. Yet half of myocardial infarctions and strokes occur in apparently healthy individuals with levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol that are below current threshold levels for treatment. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory biomarker which can […]

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