Metanalysis: statins before CABG / PCI / vascular surgery are cardioprotective

What’s of most interest to me is Fig 5, which suggests (at least in PCI), that starting statins even shortly before procedures may be cardioprotective (reduce MI).

It’s time for an RCT of statins started immediately before surgery.

“Evidence of Pre-Procedural Statin Therapy:  A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials.” (J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;56:1099–109)

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