Assessment of Omega‐3 Carboxylic Acids in Statin Treated Patients with High Levels of Triglycerides and Low Levels of High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: Rationale and Design of the STRENGTH Trial
It is uncertain whether omega‐3 fatty acids are beneficial in statin‐treated patients. Epanova is a mix of omega‐3 free fatty acids, not requiring co‐ingestion with food, which can lower triglycerides by up to 31%. STRENGTH will examine whether Epanova 4 g daily reduces the rate of cardiovascular events in statin‐treated patients with hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of HDL‐C at high risk for developing cardiovascular events.
Publisher URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/clc.23055