Statins exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular [CV] outcomes as well as on inflammation and oxidative
stress. The widespread use of statins for both primary and secondary CV disease prevention is based on the
evidence from large randomized controlled trials. The benefits of statin treatment outweigh any harm in high risk
patients. In this narrative review, we provide an update on several aspects of statin treatment based on the most recent
evidence in this field.
Keywords: Statin, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular risk factors, prevention.
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