Superior short-term cholesterol control and achievement of the adult treatment panel III low-density lipoprotein goals with initiation of statin therapy by the time of hospital discharge following acute myocardial infarction

Kevin A. Bybee, Brian D. Powell, Brent A. Williams, Joseph G. Murphy, Stephen L. Kopecky, R. Scott Wright

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Abstract

In a community-based population, we compared serum cholesterol concentrations following hospital discharge after acute myocardial infarction based on statin therapy at the time of hospital discharge. At the time of follow-up cholesterol measurement, patients discharged from the hospital on a statin had lower mean low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (106.4 vs 116.7 mg/dl, p <0.01) and total cholesterol (182.2 vs 193.6 mg/dl, p <0.01) concentrations, larger absolute reductions in LDL (-24.7 vs -4.7 mg/dl, p <0.01) and total cholesterol (-24.2 vs -0.1 mg/dl, p <0.01) from pre-myocardial infarction levels, and superior attainment of the Adult Treatment Panel III LDL goal of <100 mg/dl at the time of follow-up compared with patients who were discharged without a statin (49% vs 33%; adjusted odds ratio 2.56; p <0.01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-779
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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