In this trial of 668 statin-naive patients scheduled for PCI, they were randomized to 80mg atorvastatin or placebo the day before the procedure. The rate of peri-procedural MI was significantly lower in the atorvastatin group (10% vs 16%). A single high dose statin reduces the risk of post-PCI MI (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.