May 1, 1990

Atherosclerosis: the importance of HDL cholesterol and prostacyclin: a role for niacin therapy

Medical Hypotheses
M H Luria

Abstract

Niacin reduces the incidence of non-fatal myocardial way infarction, confers a significant long-term survival benefit after recovery from myocardial infarction, and has had many years of study and usage by the medical community. Recent evidence suggests that via mechanisms which elevate HDL cholesterol and also release endogenous prostacyclin, niacin should be a potent agent in the long-term treatment of atherosclerosis.

Mentioned in this Paper

Serum HDL Cholesterol Measurement
Flolan
Myocardium
Myocardial Infarction
Epoprostenol
High Density Lipoprotein Measurement
Atherosclerosis
High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
Niacin Manganese (2+) Salt
Arteriosclerosis

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