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ASSORT: Timing of statin therapy does not affect physical disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke

February 24, 2017

According to a presentation at the International Stroke Conference, among patients with less severe acute ischemic stroke and preexisting dyslipidemia, there was no significant difference between early or delayed statin therapy in terms of alleviating dependence at 90 days after onset.

“Some observational studies have shown statin use at the acute phase of ischemic stroke was beneficial for clinical outcome, but no randomized control trial is available so far,” Shinichi Yoshimura, MD, PhD, from Hyogo College of Medicine in Nisinomiya City, Japan, said in a presentation. “We conducted a multicenter [randomized controlled trial] to determine the efficacy of early statin treatment compared to delayed statin therapy to alleviate physical disability at 90 days after acute ischemic stroke.”

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