Acute coronary syndromes and diabetes: Is intensive lipid lowering beneficial? Results of the PROVE IT-TIMI 22 trial

Ahmed S, Cannon CP, Murphy SA, Braunwald E 

AIMS: The impact of intensive lipid lowering therapy with statins in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is not well characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: We explored this question in data from the Pravastatin or Atorvastatin Evaluation and Infection Therapy (PROVE IT) TIMI 22 trial, which tested standard (pravastatin 40 mg) vs. intensive (atorvastatin 80 mg) statin therapy among patients treated early in the post-ACS period. (more) 

 


Ahmed S, Cannon CP, Murphy SA, Braunwald E. Acute coronary syndromes and diabetes: Is intensive lipid lowering beneficial? Results of the PROVE IT-TIMI 22 trial. Eur Heart J. 2006;27:2323-2329. 

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