Effect of initiating statin therapy on long-term outcomes of patients with dyslipidemia after intracerebral hemorrhage

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has a higher mortality than ischemic stroke. Statin is beneficial for stroke, but high potency statin treatment has been associated with the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of initiating statin therapy after ICH on cardiovascular outcomes.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Yousheng Wu, Dan Lu, Anding XuAbstractThrombolysis-induced haemorrhagic transformation is the most challenging preventable complication in thrombolytic therapy. This condition is often associated with poor functional outcome and long-term disease burden. Statins, or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, are controversially suggested to either increase or decrease the odds of better primary outcomes compared to treatment without statins after thrombolysis in patients or animals; statins are ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Wang Zhao, Zhi-Jie Xiao, Shui-Ping ZhaoNeurology India 2019 67(4):983-992 Statins are effective cholesterol-lowering drugs for reducing the risks of mortality and morbidity of cardiovascular diseases. Increasing evidence has shown that statin use is associated with a significant beneficial effect in patients with ischemic stroke. Both pre-stroke and post-stroke statin use has been found to be beneficial in ischemic stroke. Furthermore, good adherence is associated with a better clinical outcome, and statin withdrawal is associated with a poor functional outcome in patients with ischemic stroke. High-intensity statin thera...
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study investigated the effects of statin in AF patients who experienced acute ischemic stroke.MethodsData from patients with AF experiencing first-ever ischemic stroke between 2001 and 2010 were collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database and categorized into non-statin and statin groups. The statin group was further divided into pre-stroke statin (those who began statin therapy before stroke) and post-stroke statin (those who began statin therapy after stroke) groups. The risks for recurrent ischemic stroke, coronary artery disease (CAD), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and 1-year mortality w...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionDrug utilization and outcomes research in multi-ethnic Asian stroke populations is lacking.ObjectivesOur objective was to examine temporal trends and predictors of drug utilization and outcomes in a multi-ethnic Asian stroke population.MethodsThis registry-based study included ischemic and hemorrhagic first-ever stroke patients hospitalized between 2009 and 2016. Utilization of medications included in-hospital thrombolytic agents, early antithrombotics (antiplatelets, anticoagulants) within 48  h of admission, and antithrombotics and statins at discharge. Outcomes analyzed were in-hospital all-caus...
Source: CNS Drugs - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground and purposeConflicts exist regarding relationship between prior/new statin use, cholesterol, and early poststroke intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. This meta-analysis is aimed at evaluating the safety of prior/new statin use, cholesterol level and risk of ICH in AIS patients.MethodsWe searched PubMed and Embase for studies examining relation between statin use, cholesterol level, and early poststroke ICH in AIS. Included studies should report risk of early poststroke symptomatic ICH (sICH) or overall ICH. A random-effects model was used to pool the data.ResultsTwenty-...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In addition to the already known risk factors considered in the standard protocols, an individualized evaluation of risks is needed to minimize the risk of brain hemorrhage after thrombolysis for ischemic stroke.
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionIn AIS patients treated with MT an initial TP was independently associated with higher mortality rates and a marked DPC with higher mortality rates as well as poorer clinical outcomes.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Treatment with statins prevents ischemic stroke, especially in patients with high cardiovascular risk and established atherosclerotic disease. It seems that both lipid lowering and pleiotropic effects contribute to these effects. PMID: 31218948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSConsistent statin therapy was significantly associated with better prognosis after coil embolization or surgical clipping of cerebral aneurysms. PMID: 31125972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewAs one of the fastest growing portions of the population, nonagenarians will constitute a significant percentage of the stroke patient population in the near future. Nonagenarians are nevertheless not specifically targeted by most clinical guidelines. In this review, we aimed to summarise the available evidence guiding stroke prevention and treatment in this age group.Recent findingsSeveral recent observational studies have shown that the benefits of anticoagulation for the oldest old patients with atrial fibrillation may outweigh the bleeding risk. A sub-analysis of the IST-3 trial has shown for t...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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