CC BY 4.0 · Aorta (Stamford) 2021; 09(04): 169-170
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736589
Editorial Commentary

Statins for Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair Surgery: What to Do?

Katherine M. Klein
1   Department of Surgery/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Ion S. Jovin
2   Department of Medicine/Cardiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
3   Medical Service, McGuire Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.


Statins may be associated with improved outcomes in patient with thoracic aortic aneurysms but there is little data on the role of statins in patients who have undergone thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.

Publication History

Received: 29 March 2021

Accepted: 02 September 2021

Article published online:
03 December 2021

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