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October 2017

ESC 2017: CANTOS – a focus on inflammation and atherosclerosis

Chris Allen

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Atherosclerosis has long been characterised as a chronic inflammatory condition. Elevation of the non-specific inflammatory marker high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an accepted predictor of adverse cardiovascular events and its reduction in JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) and other statin trials has been linked with improved outcomes, even with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels within the normal range.1 Although a specific aetiological link has proven harder to delineate, the cytokine interleukin 1β (IL-1β), pro-inflammatory messenger of

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November 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:284–8

News from the Scientific Sessions 2008 of the American Heart Association

BJCardio editorial team

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JUPITER shows large cardiovascular risk reduction in primary prevention The eagerly awaited landmark JUPITER trial shows that the treatment of apparently healthy patients – who had low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol but elevated C-reactive-protein (CRP) levels – with rosuvastatin cuts their risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality by around 50%. The results were the first late-breaking trial data reported here at the AHA 2008 Scientific Sessions and were also published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2008; 359: 2195-207). JUPITER was designed as a four-year study but was stopped in

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