Published in Blood Weekly, August 11th, 2005
"Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (i.e. statins) were originally designed to reduce serum cholesterol levels and thus reduce this risk factor. However, it has become increasingly apparent that the effects of statins extend well beyond their lipid lowering actions, and these pleiotropic effects have a major role in protecting the myocardium against ischemic injury," scientists in the United States report.
D.G. Wright and D.J. Lefer from Louisiana State University continued,...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Blood Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.