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Debate - Part 1

High Dose Statin Therapy in Asians: Is as Relevant as in Western Populations For

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Karam Kostner; Brisbane, Australia

That statins should be prescribed for high-risk cardiac patients who present with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a level 1A recommendation of most cardiac societies such as the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the American College of Cardiology. This level of recommendation is based on clinical trial evidence from several large trials like MIRACL, PROVE-IT, and A to Z. Whether high-dose statins should be used in all high-risk patients and whether this is relevant for all Asian populations is still a matter of debate.

Volume 1, Number 1, Page: 24-6.

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