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Statins for heart failure: at the crossroads between cholesterol reduction and pleiotropism?
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  1. S von Haehling,
  2. S D Anker*
  1. National Heart & Lung Institute, Department of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Stephan von Haehling
    National Heart & Lung Institute, Department of Clinical Cardiology, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY, UK; s.vonhaehlingimperial.ac.uk

Abstract

Statins are being hailed as the new aspirin—but are they beneficial for patients with heart failure?

  • CORONA, controlled rosuvastatin multinational trial in heart failure
  • CRP, C reactive protein
  • FDA, Food and Drug Administration
  • GISSI-HF, Gruppo Italiano per lo studio della sopravvivenza nell’insufficienza cardiaca
  • HMG-CoA, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A
  • PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • heart failure
  • statins
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  • * Also at the Division of Applied Cachexia Research, Department of Cardiology, Charité Medical School, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin, Germany

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