Reduced Stroke Severity and Better Recovery with Patients taking Statins

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[Best Syndication News] A study by Mayo Clinic investigators have shown that patients who were taking statins before having a stroke had much better outcomes and recovery when compared to patients who weren’t taking the statin drug. This was true even when the patient had desirable cholesterol levels. The study was published in the current issue of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Lead researcher Latha Stead, M.D. said that they wanted to find out if daily intake of statins benefited stroke patients more that just lowering their “bad” LDL cholesterol levels. Since there is other studies which have found statins improved stroke outcomes, they focused on those stroke patients that had optimal LDL levels that were taking statins.

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