Statin therapy and the acute inflammatory response after coronary artery bypass grafting.
AM J CARDIOL
431 - +.
Preoperative statin therapy has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting; however, the clinical gain achieved is in excess of the reduction in lipids. We demonstrate that statin therapy exerts a direct anti-inflammatory effect mediated through reduced interleukin-6 production.
|Title:||Statin therapy and the acute inflammatory response after coronary artery bypass grafting|
|Keywords:||HEART-DISEASE, PRAVASTATIN, SURVIVAL, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, INTERLEUKIN-6, SIMVASTATIN, PROGRESSION, REDUCTION, WALL, MEN|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of) > Clinical Physiology
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
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