METEOR Trial Reports on the Effect of Rosuvastatin on Progression of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Low-Risk Individuals with Subclinical Atherosclerosis

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Rudy M. Haddad, MD and Christie M. Ballantyne, MD

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Physician and Sportsmedicine:

Volume 38 No. 2


Practice Pearls

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DOI: 10.3810/psm.2010.06.1797
Abstract: PRACTICE PEARLThe data from the METEOR trial show that asymptomatic low-risk patients treated with rosuvastatin have a reduction in progression of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) over 2 years versus placebo.Original ArticleCrouse JR 3rd, Raichlen JS, Riley WA, et al; METEOR Study Group. Effect of rosuvastatin on progression of carotid intima-media thickness in low-risk individuals with subclinical atherosclerosis: the METEOR Trial. JAMA. 2007;297(12):1344–1353.

Keywords: rosuvastatin , low risk , subclinical atherosclerosis , carotid intima-media thickness