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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-b

To the Editor: In their study examining the relationship between statin therapy and the risks for death and hospitalization in chronic heart failure, Dr Go and colleagues1 concluded that statin therapy was independently associated with lower risks of both death and hospitalization among patients with chronic heart failure, with or without coronary heart disease. Based upon the data presented, we have 2 concerns regarding their conclusions.

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