Is niacin ineffective? Or did AIM-HIGH miss its target?

Stephen Nicholls

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Abstract

The AIM-HIGH trial (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes) found, in an interim analysis, no cardiovascular benefit from taking extended-release niacin (Niaspan). In fact, there was a trend toward a greater risk of ischemic stroke, which did not reach statistical significance. But questions remain about this complex trial, which included intensive statin therapy in the active-treatment group and the control group.

LanguageEnglish
Pages38-43
Number of pages6
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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