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Stroke

28 May 2010

Too Many Stroke Patients Go Without Statins

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors risks another attack when doctors fail to prescribe the meds, study shows

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"Approximately one in 10 stroke patients experience another stroke within a week," study lead author Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele, an associate professor of neurology and director at the UCLA Stroke Prevention Program, UCLA Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, noted in a news release "The hospital encounter provides a window of opportunity to ensure prompt and appropriate initiation of treatments, such as statins, that could prevent another stroke."

 

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