Safety of perioperative statin use in high-risk patients undergoing major vascular surgery

Am J Cardiol. 2005 Mar 1;95(5):658-60. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.10.046.


No clinical data are available on the influence of perioperative statin use on postoperative myopathy in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery except for some case reports. Therefore, the aim of this study was to clarify the potential risk of myopathy in statin users who underwent major noncardiac surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypolipidemic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Hypolipidemic Agents / adverse effects*
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Period
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures*


  • Hypolipidemic Agents