Monday, September 6, 2010

Winchester et al. Evidence for Preprocedural Statin Use

I'm very excited to announce that after a year of hard work, one of my research projects is coming to fruition with e-publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Our meta-analysis of 21 trials and over 4,800 patients showed that giving a statin prior to an invasive procedure results in a 40% reduction in postprocedural MI after cardiac catheterization and non-CABG surgery, as well as a 40% reduction in post-CABG atrial fibrillation. The article is accompanied by an editorial from Kim Eagle, and will be published in the September 24 issue of the Journal. Simultaneous with e-publication, we presented our research at the European Society of Cardiology with some coverage being picked up by Medpage Today. Enjoy the science!

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