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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 235709, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/235709
Review Article

A Low-Dose Combination of Fluvastatin and Valsartan: A New “Drug” and a New Approach for Decreasing the Arterial Age

Department of Vascular Diseases, University of Ljubljana Medical Centre, Zaloška Cesta 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Received 11 July 2014; Accepted 27 October 2014

Academic Editor: Nicole Clarke

Copyright © 2015 Miodrag Janić et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We have developed a new “drug” and approach that appear to be effective in reducing arterial age. This “drug” represents a low, subtherapeutic dose of statin and sartan and particularly their low-dose combination. The improvement of arterial wall characteristics, also reflecting in a decrease of arterial age, was achieved after a short period of treatment (one month) with the above-mentioned drugs. In addition, we have also implemented a new, innovative therapeutic approach, consisting of intermittent (cyclic) treatment—alternating short “treatment” periods and much longer “rest” periods (when the beneficial effects are still present but gradually decline). This new “drug” and approach both merit further investigation in order to confirm their antiaging efficacy.