The association of statin therapy and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level for predicting clinical outcome in acute non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Statins reportedly have anti-inflammatory effects aside from their cholesterol-lowering effect. We investigated the effects of statins on serum hs-CRP level and clinical outcome of acute ischemic stroke (IS) patients. METHODS This prospective cohort study consequently evaluated patients with acute IS in a single medical center. Serum hs-CRP… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cca.2012.07.021

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