n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Achieving synergy and improvements in cholesterol lowering : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol 16, No. 1, January/February 2005 63 In two complementary views on the relative importance of cholesterol lowering and improvements of endothelial function, brought about by statin therapy, Prof. Derick Raal of the University of the Witwatersrand and Prof. David S. Celermajer of the Royal Prince Alfred Hopsital and the University of Sydney, Australia agreed that the greater the extent of LDL cholesterol lowering, the greater the health benefit for at-risk and high-risk patients. Presenting their views at a M.S.D. and Schering-Plough-hosted symposium, Prof. Raal pointed to the early advent of atherosclerosis in westernised societies. ..

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