Effects of intensive versus moderate lipid-lowering therapy on myocardial ischemia in older patients with coronary heart disease - Results of the Study Assessing Goals in the Elderly (SAGE)

Deedwania P., Stone P. H. , Merz C. N. B. , Cosin-Aguilar J., Koylan N., Luo D., ...More

CIRCULATION, vol.115, no.6, pp.700-707, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/circulationaha.106.654756
  • Journal Name: CIRCULATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.700-707


Background - Clinical trials have demonstrated that, compared with placebo, intensive statin therapy reduces ischemia in patients with acute coronary syndromes and in patients with stable coronary artery disease. However, no studies to date have assessed intensive versus moderate statin therapy in older patients with stable coronary syndromes.