TITLE

Atorvastatin reduced stroke and CV events after recent stroke or TIA in patients with no known coronary heart disease

AUTHOR(S)
Cheng, Eric
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study regarding the effectiveness of atorvastatin in reducing stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in patients not suffering from a coronary heart disease. The low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level was modified in patients with ischemic stroke. It was concluded that atorvastatin reduced stroke and coronary and cardiovascular events in patients with no known coronary heart disease and TIA. Atorvastatin proved more effective than placebo.
ACCESSION #
23847337

 

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