oa South African Family Practice - Medifile : part 1 : statin therapy : where are we to date?

Volume 48, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... 31 Registration No: 1995/001794/07 (tm) Medifile - September 2006 Volume 20 Number 9 ? EDITORIAL Since the introduction of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins, we have been inundated with data on this therapeutic class. Over the years there has been a clear progression of trials, the results of which have changed the focus from treatment of hyperlipidaemia to treatment of the high risk patient. Earlier trials sought to establish the impact of regular doses of statins on treating hyperlipidaemia in different patient groups, with a variety of primary and secondary endpoints. More recent trials have focussed on the clinical ..

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