Statins and the stroke-cholesterol paradox.

Abstract

Although strokes belong to the group of cardiovascular disorders, there is no clear association between LDL and/or HDL levels and 'stroke' as an entity. However, there is ample evidence that statins reduce stroke risk in selected patient groups such as survivors of myocardial infarction. This apparent paradox can be explained on the one hand by the… (More)

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