OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of atorvastatin on endothelial function and low-grade systemic inflammation in subjects with successful surgery for aortic coarctation repair (SCR). DESIGN: Open-label study. SETTING: Outpatients visiting the adult congenital heart disease department of our hospital. PATIENTS: 34 young people with SCR. INTERVENTIONS: Patients with SCR received atorvastatin 10 mg/day (n=17) or no treatment (n=17) for 4 weeks. At baseline and at 4 weeks, endothelial functi...Expand abstract
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Effects of atorvastatin on endothelial function and the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules in young subjects with successfully repaired coarctation of aorta.
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