Published in Heart Disease Weekly, May 2nd, 2006
According to recent research published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, "Cardiac surgical procedures can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recently, it has been recognized that statins might induce multiple biologic effects independent of lipid lowering that could potentially ameliorate adverse surgical outcomes."
"Accordingly, this study tested the central hypothesis that pretreatment with statins before cardiac surgery would reduce adverse postoperative...
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