n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Significant reduction in heart attacks in patients taking Pfizer's Lipitor : drug trends in cardiology
|Article Title||Significant reduction in heart attacks in patients taking Pfizer's Lipitor : drug trends in cardiology|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 2004|
Extracted from text ... Patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medicine atorvastatin calcium (Lipitor) experienced 47% fewer nonfatal heart attacks compared to patients receiving usual care, according to data presented in the Aggressive Lipid-Lowering Initiation Abates New Cardiac Events (ALLIANCE) at the annual American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans. Patients taking atorvastatin in the trial also experienced a 17% reduction in overall negative cardiovascular outcomes including cardiac death, heart attacks, strokes and hospitalisations, compared to patients treated with usual care. Patients treated with usual care received cholesterol-lowering therapies prescribed by their physicians which included lifestyle changes such as modifications in diet, weight loss, exercise ..
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