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J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010; 5: 8.Published online 2010 February 24. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-5-8. PMCID: PMC2841066Copyright ©2010 Magovern et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.Preoperative statin is associated with decreased operative mortality in high risk coronary artery bypass patientsJames A Magovern,1 Robert J Moraca,1 Stephen H Bailey,1 David A Dean,1 Kathleen A Simpson,1 Thomas D Maher,1 Daniel H Benckart,1 and George J Magovern, Jr11Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USACorresponding author.James A Magovern: firstname.lastname@example.org; Robert J Moraca: email@example.com; Stephen H Bailey: firstname.lastname@example.org; David A Dean: email@example.com; Kathleen A Simpson: firstname.lastname@example.org; Thomas D Maher: email@example.com; Daniel H Benckart: firstname.lastname@example.org; George J Magovern, Jr: email@example.comReceived November 1, 2009; Accepted February 24, 2010.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.