Statins - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780721603803, 9781437713077


1st Edition

Understanding Clinical Use

Authors: Jawahar Mehta
Paperback ISBN: 9780721603803
eBook ISBN: 9781437713077
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th March 2004
Page Count: 352


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.

Key Features

  • Pharmacologic and clinical profiles that offer you rationales for using statins to treat a full range of problems.
  • Guidance on when to use statins as a treatment in non-cardiologic events, plus discussions of new therapeutic areas.
  • Coverage of some of the hottest topics in the field, including statins in the primary prevention of atherosclerosis related events, the effects of statins on C-reactive protein and statins and bone.

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


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About the Author

Jawahar Mehta

Affiliations and Expertise

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