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dc.contributor.authorBusch, Naomieng
dc.contributor.authorKelsberg, Garyeng
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Susan K.eng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.description.abstractHMG Co-A reductase inhibitors (statins) are effective for primary prevention of ischemic stroke in people who have a history of occlusive artery disease, coronary artery disease, or diabetes without history of cerebrovascular disease (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on 1 randomized controlled trial [RCT]). Statins reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in hypertensive patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors and nonfasting total cholesterol <250 mg/dL (SOR: A, based on RCT). Statins also reduce the risk of ischemic stroke for patients with coronary disease or equivalents (such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease), including patients who have a normal fasting lipid profile (SOR: A, based on RCT). For patients with ischemic stroke who have coronary disease, statins prevent recurrent ischemic stroke; evidence is conflicting about whether this benefit is proportional to initial cholesterol levels (SOR: A, systematic review). Statins do not prevent hemorrhagic stroke (SOR: A, based on RCTs).eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3067eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionClinical Inquiries, 2004 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of family practice, 53, no. 07 (July 2004): 575-577.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectlipid profileeng
dc.subjectcardiac riskeng
dc.subject.lcshHeart Diseases -- Risk Factorseng
dc.subject.lcshCerebrovascular diseaseeng
dc.subject.lcshStatins (Cardiovascular agents)eng
dc.subject.lcshLipids -- analysiseng
dc.titleDo statins reduce the risk of stroke?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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