Early initiation of low-dose atorvastatin treatment after an acute ST-elevated myocardial infarction, decreases inflammatory process and prevents endothelial injury and activation.
BACKGROUND: High-dose statin treatment improves clinical outcome of ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the effect of low-dose atorvastatin treatment on inflammatory and pro-thrombotic molecules during the post-STEMI period is unclear. We investigated the effect of low-dose atorvastatin treatment on the kinetics of cytokine IL-6, vascular cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1) and endothelium-derived markers of thrombosis/fibrinolysis such as von Willebrand factor (vWF), plasminoge...Expand abstract
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