Change in serum lipids after acute coronary syndromes: secondary analysis of SPACE ROCKET study data and a comparative literature review

Julian H Barth, Beryl M Jackson, Amanda J Farrin, Maria Efthymiou, Gillian Worthy, Joanne Copeland, Kristian M Bailey, Simon P R Romaine, Anthony J Balmforth, Terry McCormack, Andrew Whitehead, Marcus D Flather, Jane Nixon, Alistair S Hall, SPACE ROCKET Trial Group

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It has long been an accepted belief that serum cholesterol significantly falls after myocardial infarction and that a return to pre-event levels takes approximately 3 months. The magnitude and clinical significance of this fall has recently been challenged.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1592-8
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Cholesterol
  • Fluorobenzenes
  • Humans
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  • Lipids
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pyrimidines
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Simvastatin
  • Sulfonamides
  • Triglycerides

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