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Table 1 Search terms and strategy to search PubMed to identify statin studies in heart failure

From: Lipophilic versus hydrophilic statin therapy for heart failure: a protocol for an adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis

Strategy Search terms
#1 “Right-sided” OR “right sided”
#2 “Left-sided” OR “left sided”
#3 Congestive
#4 Chronic
#5 Diastolic
#6 Systolic
#7 “Heart failure” OR “failure, heart”
#8 #7 AND (#1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6)
#9 “Heart decompensation” OR “decompensation, heart”
#10 #8 OR #9
#11 ((clinical[Title/Abstract] AND trial[Title/Abstract]) OR clinical trials[MeSH Terms] OR clinical trial[Publication Type] OR random*[Title/Abstract] OR random allocation[MeSH Terms] OR therapeutic use[MeSH Subheading])
#12 “Statin” OR “statins” OR “hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors”
#13 #12 AND #11 AND #10