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MedSciTechnol

eISSN: 2329-0358

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Benefits and menaces related to the use of statins in patients after renal transplantation.

Michał Chmielewski, Zbigniew Z Zdrojewski, Bolesław B Rutkowski

Ann Transplant 2002; 7(2): 6-10

ID: 5555


Hypercholesterolemia in patients after renal transplantation composes a significant risk factor of cardio-vascular disease, it may also worsen graft survival. Statins are the most potent drugs to lower blood cholesterol. They also posses numerous pleiotropic abilities. The paper presents benefits of the use of statins in patients after renal transplantation, as well as the dangers related to the side effects of these drugs. It underlines that adequate use of statins is worth considering in patients after renal transplantation, taking into account not only their ability to lower cholesterol but also their additional properties positively influencing graft survival.

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