Statin therapy is associated with superior clinical outcomes after endovascular treatment of critical limb ischemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  • Ischemia
  • Lower Extremity

abstract

  • Patients who were receiving statin therapy when they underwent interventions to treat CLI had significantly improved overall survival, primary and secondary patency, and limb salvage rates. Our findings suggest that statins should be part of the periprocedural treatment regimen and support further investigation into the beneficial effects of statins in patients undergoing endovascular treatment of CLI.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.08.044

PubMed ID

  • 22051864

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 371

end page

  • 9; discussion 380

volume

  • 55

number

  • 2