Perioperative statin therapy for improving outcomes during and after noncardiac vascular surgery

Sanders, Robert D and Nicholson, Amanda and Lewis, Sharon R and Smith, Andrew F and Alderson, Phil (2013) Perioperative statin therapy for improving outcomes during and after noncardiac vascular surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7. CD009971. ISSN 1469-493X

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Abstract

Patients undergoing vascular surgery are a high-risk population with widespread atherosclerosis, an adverse cardiovascular risk profile and often multiple co-morbidities. Postoperative cardiovascular complications, including myocardial infarct (MI), are common. Statins are the medical treatment of choice to reduce high cholesterol levels. Evidence is accumulating that patients taking statins at the time of surgery are protected against a range of perioperative complications, but the specific benefits for patients undergoing noncardiac vascular surgery are not clear.

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Journal Article
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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66208
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Deposited On:
17 Sep 2013 08:02
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Yes
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Published
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09 Sep 2020 01:56