The effects of short term statin treatment on left ventricular function and inflammatory markers in patients with chronic heart failure


Gurgun C. , Ildizli M., Yavuzgil O., Sin A. Z. , Apaydin A., Cinar C., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.123, no.2, pp.102-107, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.11.152
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-107

Abstract

Background: Statins may provide additional benefits in patients with cardiac failure due to their pleiotropic effects besides their cholesterol-lowering actions. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of 12-week fluvastatin therapy on the inflammatory cytokines and the ventricular performance markers in patients with heart failure.