ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Statin therapy in coronary bypass patients
Alp Aydınalp, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Statins have been proven to prevent ischemic events in patients at risk for atherosclerotic coronary disease and after coronary revascularization. They also minimize recurrent ischemic events through improving vein graft patency, and thus decrease the need for repeat revascularization procedures in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting. In this review, the importance of intensive and early initiation of statin therapy is addressed following coronary artery bypass surgery.
Keywords : Anticholesteremic agents/therapeutic use; coronary artery bypass
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