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Keywords

acute coronary syndrome, percutaneous intervention, sepsis, statin therapy

 

Authors

  1. Kronmann, Lisha PharmD
  2. Hatfield, Chad PharmD
  3. Kronmann, Karl MD, MPH

Abstract

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, also known as statins, are the cornerstones of treatment of hyperlipidemia. They are widely used drugs that have well-documented, advantageous effects on cholesterol and atherosclerosis. The pleiotropic activities of statins can lead to newer applications. This review describes some of the available evidence supporting the use of statins for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome, as adjuncts to percutaneous coronary intervention, and for the prevention of sepsis. It also briefly discusses the rationale behind the potential development of statin-eluting stents.