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Statins May Help Stroke Patients

Published Online: Wednesday, June 1, 2005   [ Request Print ]

A recent study found that patients who had been taking statins before their stroke had a 70% better chance of returning home from the hospital than those who were not taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs. The study, which analyzed 1618 stroke patient records from the University Health System Consortium, also found that statins could be beneficial even if taken just 4 weeks prior to their stroke.

Majaz Moonis, MD, of the Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center Stroke Prevention Clinic, noted that the benefits from statin use were most evident when patients took the statin for the first time within 1 week of their stroke. These patients were 2.6 times more likely to be sent home with little or no disability than patients who did not receive statins.

These statistics show that statins could benefit many people who are currently not using them. Dr. Moonis advised, "You need to use statins on people in a much more aggressive way."

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