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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 29 October 2012

Statins double the risk of death in patients with coronary artery disease

This study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine 1993 Nov 15;119(10):969-76

Study title and authors:
Coronary angiographic changes with lovastatin therapy. The Monitored Atherosclerosis Regression Study (MARS).
Blankenhorn DH, Azen SP, Kramsch DM, Mack WJ, Cashin-Hemphill L, Hodis HN, DeBoer LW, Mahrer PR, Masteller MJ, Vailas LI, Alaupovic P, Hirsch LJ; MARS Research Group.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

This study can be accessed at:

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study assessed the effects of lovastatin in patients with coronary artery disease. The trial included 270 patients, 37 to 67 years old who received either 80 mg/day of lovastatin, or placebo.

The study found that the patients receiving lovastatin had a 104% increased risk of death.