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Statins: established indications and controversial subgroups
  1. M R Goldstein1,
  2. L Mascitelli2,
  3. F Pezzetta3
  1. 1
    Fountain Medical Court, Bonita Springs, Forida, USA
  2. 2
    Medical Service, Comando Brigata alpina “Julia”, Udine, Italy
  3. 3
    Cardiology Service, Ospedale di Tolmezzo, Tolmezzo, Italy
  1. Dr M R Goldstein, 9410 Fountain Medical Court, Suite A-200, Bonita Springs, FL34135, USA; markrgoldstein{at}

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