Keeping Faith With Patients After Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

I recently recommended statin therapy to a 68-year-old patient, explaining that it would reduce his risk of a major coronary event or stroke in the next 10 years from 18% to 15%. He asked, “But how will we know if it works?” I confessed we never would because success would be an uneventful walk through good health. He was not sold.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that prestroke statin use was associated with good leptomeningeal collaterals and clinical outcomes in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients presenting with occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. However, clinical studies should be conducted to verify this claim. PMID: 32925118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study does not show any significant association between risk of sICH and poor outcome after IVT for patients on prior statin therapy. We also did not find significant association between the risk of sICH and poor outcome after IVT and the intensity of the stain used.Cerebrovasc Dis
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Multimorbid patients with ACS are at a greater risk for worse outcomes than their nonmultimorbid counterparts. Lack of consistent measurement makes interpretation of the impact of multimorbidity challenging and emphasizes the need for more research on multimorbidity's effects on postdischarge healthcare utilization. PMID: 32925234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Data from the literature suggest an association between statin use and a reduced risk of ASPSS after ischemic stroke and a reduced risk of PSE after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Although the certainty of the evidence is low, these findings appear promising and worthy of further investigation. PMID: 32916580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
AbstractLittle is known about the impact of a high-dose statin on cardiovascular outcomes after ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in real-world Japanese patients. Between July 2011 and June 2017, 1110 consecutive STEMI patients underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention at our hospital and were discharged. A high-dose statin was administered in 117 patients (10.5%) and non-high-dose statin was administered in 947 patients (85.3%). The low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level was significantly higher in the high-dose statin group at admission (129.8  ± 44.9 vs. 110.4 &pl...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Statins play an important role in the treatment of ischemic stroke, preventing stroke recurrence and cardiovascular events, and improving functional performance.RESUMO Introdu ção: A terapia com estatinas tornou-se um dos avanços mais importantes na prevenção secundária do acidente vascular cerebral (AVC). Objetivo: Fornecer evidências de dados do mundo real para avaliar associações detalhadas entre a prevenção secundária do AVC e o uso de estatinas no Bras il. Métodos: Realizamos um estudo de coorte prospectivo, incluind...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study is the first to assess whether high-dose atorvastatin treatment is capable of reducing the incidence of perioperative cerebral ischemic injury in patients of Chinese ethnicity undergoing CAS. These results will offer evidence regarding which statin treatment regimens are more appropriate when treating Chinese patients undergoing CAS in an effort to minimize their risk of any perioperative cerebral ischemic injury.Trial NCT03079115; registered March 14, 2017.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effect of statins on neurological outcomes after a stroke due to CAD. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study including consecutive patients diagnosed with a stroke due to CAD. Subjects were classified into non-statin, simvastatin 20mg, simvastatin 40mg, and high-potency statin groups. After 2 years, the functional outcome, stroke recurrence, major cardiovascular events, and mortality were assessed. RESULTS: Among the 54 patients included in our cohort, there were 16 (29.6%) patients without statins, 22 (40.7%) with simvastatin 20mg, 12 (22.2%) with simvastatin 40mg and ...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Stacy Pigott A $2.8 million grant may help develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients to let them recover faster with fewer long-term complications. The protocol hinges on effectively delivering statins to the brain, where their neuroprotective properties can help save tissue damaged by stroke. Aug. 7, 2020 University of Arizona Health Sciencesnhg-PATRICK-RONALDSON_DSC6492-web.jpg Patrick Ronaldson (right), associate professor in the College of Medicine – Tucson's Department of Pharmacology, and doctoral students Erica Williams and Robert Betterton discuss their latest res...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
This retrospective cohort study uses Veterans Health Administration data on adults free of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) to evaluate the association between new statin use and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and a composite of ASCVD events (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and revascularization with CABG surgery or PCI), in veterans 75 years and older.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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