Efficacy of High-Dose Atorvastatin Loading Before Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
The STATIN STEMI Trial
Jung-Sun Kim, Jaedeok Kim, Donghoon Choi, Chan Joo Lee, Sang Hak Lee, Young-Guk Ko, Myeong-Ki Hong, Byoung-Keuk Kim, Seong Jin Oh, Dong Woon Jeon, Joo-Young Yang, Jung Rae Cho, Nam-Ho Lee, Yun-Hyeong Cho, Deok-Kyu Cho and Yangsoo Jang
Between March 2007 and December 2008, a total of 408 STEMI patients were admitted to the ER. Eligible patients were randomized to receive 80 or 10 mg of atorvastatin. After coronary angiography, patients who did not receive angioplasty were excluded from the study. ER = emergency room; MACE = major adverse cardiac event; MI = myocardial infarction; STATIN-STEMI = Efficacy of High-Dose AtorvaSTATIN Loading Before Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction; TVR = target vessel revascularization.