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March 14, 2007

Statin Use and Risks for Death and Hospitalization in Chronic Heart Failure

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

JAMA. 2007;297(10):1057-1058. doi:10.1001/jama.297.10.1057-a

To the Editor: Using an observational study approach, Dr Go and colleagues1 report that the use of statin therapy in patients with heart failure resulted in a 24% and a 21% reduction in the rates of death and hospitalization, respectively. These findings may be subject to immortal time bias.2,3

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