Atorvastatin Therapy: Effects on Reduction of Macrophage Activity - ATHEROMA

Description:

The goal of this trial was to evaluate the effects of low-dose (10 mg) versus high-dose (80 mg) atorvastatin on macrophage activity in carotid atherosclerotic plaques using serial ultrasmall super-paramagnetic iron oxide (USPIO)-enhanced T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a marker for inflammation.