oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - ? Postoperative statin discontinuation : guest editorial

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



"If ever there were a perfect marriage of drug with disease it might be between statins and atherosclerosis. At first the relationship was simple: statins inhibited synthesis of the cholesterol that contributed to atheroma, and less cholesterol meant less atheroma. Just as married couples often adapt to each other, so it is with statins and atheroma, or to be more precise, an increased understanding of their relationship has revealed an apparent adaptation."

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