The role of stations in contemporary treatment strategy of cardiovascular diseases: focus on atorvastatin
Summary. The review is devoted to a discussion of the role of statins in the combined therapy of cardiovascular diseases. The several approaches toward different strategies of lipid lowering therapy are considered. The data of prospective randomized clinical trials regarding the role and advantage of statins in contemporary treatment of cardiovascular disease are reported. It is discussed the therapeutic efficacy and safety of lipid lowering strategies based on atorvastatin use in patients with established cardiovascular diseases with some co-morbidities, i.e. diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease.