Preclinical Atherosclerosis, Global Cardiovascular Risk and Cardiovascular Events

The Treatment of Patients with Preclinical Atherosclerosis

Author(s): S. Novo, G.R. Amoroso, F. Bonura, P. Carità, E. Corrado and G. Novo

Pp: 55-58 (4)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805221911201010055

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Several clinical trials have focused on the effectiveness of antihypertensive drugs on carotid lesions and CV outcome. In the last years, it has also been shown that statins induce a reduction in the progression rate of carotid IMT and the stabilization of the atherosclerotic plaques.

Keywords: Preclinical atherosclerosis, anti-hypertensive therapy, statins, literature evidences.

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