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Early high dose lipid-lowering therapy to avoid cardiac events

Project title: Early high dose lipid-lowering therapy to avoid cardiac events

Call to action: 07/03 Early high dose lipid-lowering therapy to avoid cardiac events

Research type: Evidence Synthesis

Chief investigator: Ms Roberta AraORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-7920-1707

Lead Author: Ms Roberta AraORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-7920-1707

Contractor: The University of Sheffield

Co-investigators: Mr Abdullah Pandor.

Started: January 2008 | Status: Published July 2009

Study found that rosuvastatin 40 mg/day is the most effective treatment in terms of lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and is the optimal treatment for individuals with a recent history of acute coronary syndrome using a threshold of £20,000 per QALY. However, if the cost of atorvastatin decreases when the patent ends in 2011, atorvastatin 80 mg/day will become the most cost-effective treatment for all thresholds

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