Effect of pretreatment with statins on the severity of acute ischemic cerebrovascular events.

@article{Greisenegger2004EffectOP,
  title={Effect of pretreatment with statins on the severity of acute ischemic cerebrovascular events.},
  author={Stefan Greisenegger and Marcus Muellner and Susanne Tentschert and Wilfried Lang and Wolfgang Lalouschek},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={221 1-2},
  pages={5-10}
}
OBJECTIVE Treatment with statins reduces the risk of ischemic stroke among patients at increased risk for vascular disease. Recent experimental data suggest neuroprotective properties of statins in acute cerebral ischemia. We investigated whether a premedication with statins is associated with a better outcome in patients with acute ischemic cerebrovascular events. METHODS Within a cross-sectional study, nested in a cohort we identified 1691 patients with a recent ischemic stroke or transient… CONTINUE READING