STICS – Short-term peri-operative statin treatment does not reduce complications after cardiac surgery

High-dose statin treatment around the time of cardiac surgery does not reduce the rate of in-hospital complications after cardiac surgery, according to the results of a new study.
The lack of benefit in the Statin Therapy In Cardiac Surgery (STICS) trial is a bit of a surprise, said lead investigator Barbara Casadei, MD, DPhil, from the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK.