Statins for acute ischemic stroke.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;(8):CD007551
Authors: Squizzato A, Romualdi E, Dentali F, Ageno W
Statins have been claimed to be effective in the acute phase of ischemic stroke. The potential positive actions of statins during an acute cerebrovascular ischemic event are two-fold: a neuroprotective effect, limiting damage and improving recovery; and a preventative effect on early recurrence.
PMID: 21833959 [PubMed - in process]