Don't delay: Start statins before you stent
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This meta-analysis of 20 RCTs representing a total of 8,750 patients with acute coronary syndrome was designed to determine whether initiating statins before or after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) made a difference in the primary outcomes of mortality and myocardial infarction (MI).Bottom line: In patients with acute coronary syndromes, initiating statin therapy before PCI, ie, angioplasty, is strongly associated with a reduction in recurrent MI and death.
Evidence-based practice 18, no. 03 (2015): 4