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Less than half of stroke patients nationwide are prescribed recommended cholesterol-lowering medication

12:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Nationwide, less than half of stroke patients discharged from the hospital received a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, and the likelihood of a prescription varied by patients' geographic location, sex, age and race, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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