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Letters
October 18, 2006

High-Dose Statins and Atherosclerosis Regression

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(15):1836-1837. doi:10.1001/jama.296.15.1836-a

To the Editor: In their study of very high-intensity statin therapy, Dr Nissen and colleagues1 found that use of a high-dose statin may be able to reverse atherosclerosis. However, I am concerned about statements in the article such as “regression was achieved by reducing LDL-C” that imply that it was changes in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) that were responsible for the observed plaque regressions.

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