Can Statins Help "žGood Cholesterol" to Become Even Better

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Violeta Iric-Cupic
Srdjan Milanov
Goran Davidovic
Vladimir Zdravkovic
Jelena Vuckovic-Filipovic
Rada Vucic
Ivan Simic


Background: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a most common manifestation of generalised atherosclerosis. Hyperlipidemia is one of the most significant risk factors causing atherosclerosis. Becouse of this, statin therapy is the ²guideline² in therapy of hyperlipoproteinemia.

Aim: The aim of this study was to show the hypolipemic effect of statins.

Material and Methods: The research included 74 patients with hyperlipoproteinemia type II and III, with (59 patients) or without (15) coronary disease diagnosis. All patients have been treated with statins. In all patients, we analizing statins hypolipemic effects, and the research was carried out: before therapy, after 2 and 6 weeks, 3 months, and than every 3 months during 2 years of treatment.

Results: Target value of lipoprotein profile parameter is achieved after 3-6 months of statin treatment.According to the results HDL-cholesterol was changed with the statins for 12.5% average; the highest average value change of 27.5% was recorded at the end of follow-up, and the minimal mean change, observed 2 weeks after therapy initiation was 4.59%.

Conclusion: The statin therapy has significant effect on lipoprotein profile and atherogenic index. That effect is the most intensive after 3 month therapy, and target level of lipoprotein parameter are achieved after 3-6 months of statin treatment.


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