Statins exert several beneficial effects on patients with peripheral arterial disease, whether managed conservatively
or undergoing open surgical/endovascular procedures. Statins improve perioperative and long-term mortality and
morbidity rates in these patients. There is also evidence that statins improve infrainguinal bypass graft patency rates and
are associated with reduced graft restenosis and amputation rates in these procedures. This review considers the beneficial
effects of statins on patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass graft procedures and discusses the implicated pathomechanisms.
Keywords: Statins, peripheral arterial disease, infrainguinal bypass graft operation perioperative mortality and morbidity,
peripheral endovascular procedures, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A, abdominal aortic aneurysms, extremity functions
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