oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Update on statins : clinical

Volume 75, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability with 80%of total deaths occurring in the developing world. Cardiovascular disease is generally due to a combination of several risk factors. Nonetheless, dyslipidaemia is the most important modifiable risk factor for myocardial infarction worldwide and serum cholesterol levels are directly related to mortality from coronary artery disease.

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