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Stroke

11 January 2011

Statins may raise stroke risk in some

People who have had a haemorrhagic stroke should avoid taking statins.

People who have had a haemorrhagic stroke should avoid taking statins, US researchers said in the Archives of Neurology.

"Our analysis indicates that in settings of high recurrent intracerebral haemorrhage risk, avoiding statin therapy may be preferred," Dr Brandon Westover of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and colleagues wrote in their report.

 

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