The Treatment of Patients with Preclinical Atherosclerosis
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S. Novo, G.R. Amoroso, F. Bonura, P. Carità, E. Corrado and G. Novo
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.
Preclinical atherosclerosis, anti-hypertensive therapy, statins, literature evidences.
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Palermo – Italy