Statins and ischemic stroke prevention and treatment

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In the article on the basis of the literature and results of numerous randomized placebo controlled trials current strategies of statins usage in primary and second prevention are presented. Particular attention is devoted to efficacy and perspectives of statins in acute stroke management. Summary recommendations on the statins usage in stroke prevention and medication have been stated.

About the authors

A. V. Fonyakin

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

L. A. Geraskina

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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