Statins Overlooked for Secondary Stroke Prevention

13:25 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Medscape

A nationwide study found one-fifth of patients discontinued statins 3 to 6 months after discharge for an ischemic stroke, while another study found less than half were ever prescribed a statin upon leaving the hospital.
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