Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases with statins in women [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2009; 37(4): 273-280

Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases with statins in women

Gökhan Alıcı1, Vildan Karpuz2, Hakan Karpuz1
1Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department Of Cardiology, Istanbul
2Istanbul Bilim University, Department Of Pathology, Istanbul

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in postmenopausal women. Menopausal changes have been shown to be related with an atherogenic lipid profile. The efficiency of statins in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases has been well documented in a variety of randomized, placebo controlled trials. This review outlines the effectiveness of statins both in cardiac events and in some noticeable indications in postmenopausal women.

Keywords: Anticholesteremic agents, cardiovascular diseases/prevention & control, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors/therapeutic use, postmenopause; primary prevention.

How to cite this article
Gökhan Alıcı, Vildan Karpuz, Hakan Karpuz. Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases with statins in women. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2009; 37(4): 273-280

Corresponding Author: Gökhan Alıcı, Türkiye
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