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Managing residual risk in patients receiving statin therapy

Brett H Forge
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (1): 54.
Published online: 3 January 2011

To the Editor: I would like to endorse the letter by Montgomery1 questioning the efficacy of ezetimibe. As yet there are no data to support its use in clinical trials using carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) as a measure of treatment effectiveness, and there is also some evidence to suggest it could be harmful.

  • Brett H Forge

  • West Gippsland Hospital, Warragul, VIC.

Correspondence: bforge@absoluterisk.com

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