Statins

Understanding Clinical Use

By

  • Jawahar Mehta, MD, PhD, Stebbins Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Internal Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR

STATINS: Understanding Clinical Use was written with you—the busy practitioner—in mind. It covers the class of drugs as a whole, discusses the benefits of statin use, and offers future perspectives on ancillary drug actions beyond cholesterol lowering. Leading expert Jawahar Mehta, MD offers you top-notch guidance based on his research and extensive clinical experience—all in one compact source so you don't have to wade through piles of literature to find the information you want.
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Audience

Cardiology, Cardiology Fellows in training and Residents, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0380-3


Table of Contents

1. Statins- The discovery
2. Efficacy of statins in atherosclerosis- animal studies
3. Efficacy of statins in atherosclerosis- human studies
4. Statins and Coronary heart disease
5. Statins and stroke
6. Platelet inhibitory and anti-thrombotic effects of statins
7. Statins, nitric oxide and endothelial function
8. Statins as anti-oxidants
9. Different aspects of modulation of inflammation by statins
10. Different aspects of modulation of inflammation by statins
11. Different aspects of modulation of inflammation by statins
12. Different aspects of modulation of inflammation by statins
13. Bone preservation by statins
14. Statins and cancer
15. Statins and neo-vascularization