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Comparison of Intensive and Moderate Lipid Lowering With Statins After Acute Coronary Symptoms

Christopher P. Cannon, Eugene Braunwald, Carolyn H. McCabe, Daniel J. Rader, Jean L. Rouleau, Rene Belder, Steven V. Joyal, Karen A. Hill, Marc A. Pfeffer, Allan M. Skene
2004 Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey  
background Lipid-lowering therapy with statins reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, but the optimal level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is unclear. methods conclusions Among patients who have recently had an acute coronary syndrome, an intensive lipidlowering statin regimen provides greater protection against death or major cardiovascular events than does a standard regimen. These findings indicate that such patients benefit from early and continued lowering of LDL
more » ... ing of LDL cholesterol to levels substantially below current target levels.
doi:10.1097/00006254-200407000-00019 fatcat:b62nzx5mxfhrxe6zu3kotj6zii