Statin therapy and outcome after ischemic stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and randomized trials Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Ischemia
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  • Stroke
  • Thrombolytic Therapy

abstract

  • In the largest meta-analysis to date, statin therapy at stroke onset was associated with improved outcome, a finding not observed in studies restricted to thrombolysis-treated patients. Randomized trials of statin therapy in acute ischemic stroke are needed.

publication date

  • February 2013

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STROKEAHA.112.668277

PubMed ID

  • 23287777

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 448

end page

  • 56

volume

  • 44

number

  • 2