Statins prevent stroke recurrences...but can they improve stroke outcome?


See related article, pages 3526–3531. First, multiple studies firmly established the value of statins in reducing the risk of ischemic stroke among patients with cardiovascular disease.1 Then the truly seminal Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction in Cholesterol Levels (SPARCL) trial showed that high-dose atorvastatin reduced the risk of subsequent… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.561704