Long-term follow-up of the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study by Ford Ian, Murray Heather, Packard Chris J, Shepherd James, Macfarlane Peter W, Cobbe Stuart M, West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study Group in The New England journal of medicine (2007). PubMed

Abstract

The West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study was a randomized clinical trial comparing pravastatin with placebo in men with hypercholesterolemia who did not have a history of myocardial infarction, with an average follow-up of approximately 5 years. The combined outcome of death from definite coronary heart disease or definite nonfatal myocardial infarction was reduced from 7.9 to 5.5% (P<0.001) in the treatment group. Extended follow-up data were obtained for approximately 10 years after completion of the trial.

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