PRACTITIONER 2009;253(1719):10

Statins lower risk of AF in women with CHD

01 Jun 2009Pais-up subscribers

Giving statins to women with established coronary disease reduces their odds of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), a large observational study has shown. The study cohort was taken from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS). In total, 2,673 postmenopausal women with stable coronary disease were enrolled. The main outcome measure was AF prevalence at baseline and incident AF over a mean follow-up of four years.

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