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Lancet. 1995 May 20;345(8960):1274-5.

Baseline serum cholesterol and treatment effect in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S)

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Abstract

We examined the relation between the risk of major coronary events (coronary death and non-fatal myocardial infarction) and baseline cholesterol levels in patients with coronary heart disease, randomised to placebo or simvastatin therapy in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S). The relative risk reduction in the simvastatin group was 35% (95% CI 15-50) in the lowest quartile of baseline low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and 36% (19-49) in the highest. Simvastatin significantly reduced the risk of major coronary events in all quartiles of baseline total, high-density-lipoprotein, and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, by a similar amount in each quartile.

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7746058
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