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International Angiology 2010 June;29(3):255-9

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The inhibitory effect of statins on urinary 11-dehydrothromboxane levels

Aluˇsik S. 1,2, Paluch Z. 1, Lejsková M. 1, Adámek T. 1

1 Department of Medicine I, Thomayer University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic;
2 Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Prague, Czech Republic


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AIM: Elevated urinary 11-dehydrothromboxane levels place patients at an increased risk for experiencing cardiovascular events. Statins exert an inhibitory effect on platelets. The aim of our study was to determine the effect of 3-month statin therapy on 11-dehydrothromboxane elimination in two groups of patients, one not receiving antiplatelet therapy with acetylsalicylic acid and the other receiving 100 mg acetylsalicylic acid per day.
METHODS: We examined the urinary levels of 11-dehydrothromboxane in a total of 58 patients before and after 3-month therapy with a statin at standard doses (simvastatin, fluvastatin, atorvastatin). We also examined the plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL- and HDL-cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and blood glucose.
RESULTS: After 3-month statin therapy, both groups of patients (with and without antiplatelet therapy) showed a significant decrease in urinary 11-dehydrothromboxane levels. Significant decreases were also seen in LDL- and total cholesterol, and C-reactive protein. Changes in the other parameters were not significant.
CONCLUSION: Three-month statin therapy significant reduces the rate of 11-dehydrothromboxane elimination, even in patients on acetylsalicylic acid. In addition to its usual lipid-lowering effect, it significantly decreases the plasma levels of C-reactive protein. Combination therapy with a statin plus acetylsalicylic acid may be effective even in patients with incomplete thromboxane inhibition on antiplatelet therapy with acetylsalicylic acid.

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