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Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Aug;10(4):318-23.

Potential role of statins in the treatment of heart failure.

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Yale Heart Failure and Transplant Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. stuart.katz@yale.edu

Abstract

Based on the findings of retrospective studies, there has been growing interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy in patients with heart failure. The first published prospective randomized study of statins in heart failure patients did not demonstrate improved clinical outcomes (death and nonfatal myocardial infarction or stroke) after treatment with 10 mg daily of rosuvastatin when compared with placebo. However, use of rosuvastatin was associated with a reduced risk of hospitalization when compared with placebo and was well tolerated. Until further information becomes available, routine use of statins is not recommended in the heart failure population.

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