n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - ASCOT - trial hypertensives with normal to elevated cholesterol levels : drug trends in cardiology
|Article Title||ASCOT - trial hypertensives with normal to elevated cholesterol levels : drug trends in cardiology|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 2002|
Extracted from text ... ASCOT - trial hypertensives with normal to elevated cholesterol levels Pfizer Inc. announced recently that initial results from a major clinical trial involving its cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor(r) (atorvastatin calcium) showed that Lipitor provided a significant benefit in reducing fatal and non-fatal heart attacks as well as strokes. The study, known as the Anglo- Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) involving nearly 20 000 patients with high blood pressure, was designed to compare the effects of newer anti-hypertensive medicines with standard therapies in reducing cardiac events. In addition, half of the patients enrolled received either a 10- mg dose of atorvastatin or ..
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