A large study in Canada over 200,000 patients over 14 years. The investigators found that people who took statin medications had about a 16% reduced risk of acute kidney injury and a 21% lower risk of dying after their surgeries, compared to people who were not on these agents. Statins appeared to be protective even if patients had been in them a relatively short time, as little as a month or less before surgery.
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