Prior TIA, lipid-lowering drug use, and physical activity decrease ischemic stroke severity.

@article{Deplanque2006PriorTL,
  title={Prior TIA, lipid-lowering drug use, and physical activity decrease ischemic stroke severity.},
  author={Dominique Deplanque and Isabelle Masse and C Chartrand - Lefebvre and Christian Libersa and Didier Leys and R{\'e}gis Bordet},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 8},
  pages={1403-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical and pharmacologic factors that could influence the initial severity and short-term outcome of cerebral ischemia. METHODS In a cross-sectional hospital-based study of patients with acute supratentorial ischemic stroke, we systematically collected medical history, previous leisure-time physical activity, current and previous treatments, blood pressure, temperature, blood glucose, fibrinogen, NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score at admission, and outcome at day 8… CONTINUE READING
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