Effect of statins on ventricular tachyarrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and sudden cardiac death: a meta-analysis of published and unpublished evidence from randomized trials.
AIMS: The effect of statin treatment on ventricular arrhythmic complications is uncertain. We sought to test whether statins reduce the risk of ventricular tachyarrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and sudden cardiac death. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL up to October 2010. Randomized controlled trials comparing statin with no statin or comparing intensive vs. standard dose statin, with more than 100 participants and at least 6-month follow-up were considered for inclus...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date: