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Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 Sep;75(9):654-62.

Perioperative statins: more than lipid-lowering?

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

Abstract

Preliminary evidence indicates that statin drugs may be beneficial when given in the perioperative period. Although more studies are needed to draw firm conclusions, the acute nonlipid pleiotropic effects of statins may improve patient outcomes, especially for patients at the highest risk.

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