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What does 4S stand for?

4S stands for Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (clinical trial; cardiology)

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It has been 17 years since the first publication of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (Lancet 1994;344; 1383-9) describing the benefit of coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) on cardiovascular events in patients with coronary heart disease.
Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study Group, "Randomized Trial of Cholesterol Lowering in 4444 Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: The Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S)," Lancet 344 (1994):1383-89.
A recent trial, known as the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study, showed that drugs lowered the risk of heart attacks by 40 percent in diabetics.