Lege Artis Medicinae

[The significance of statin pleiotropy]

KOLOSSVÁRY Endre

NOVEMBER 20, 2009

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2009;19(11)

[Application of statins in the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerosis is of great importance. Attenuation of cardiovascular risk by statin therapy is primarily related to a decrease in serum cholesterol levels. Scientific data published in the past few years highlight the importance of the beneficial effects of statins that are not related to cholesterol-lowering. These effects are known as pleiotropic effects. This review aims to present the current view of statins’ pleiotropic effects.]

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