Recommend Target Statin Doses and Consider LDL After a Stroke

New evidence will spark questions about treatment targets for statins in patients with a prior ischemic stroke or TIA.

There's ongoing debate about whether to use target DOSES of statins shown to reduce CV risk...rather than titrating to an LDL GOAL.

Now data suggest treating to an LDL below 1.8 mmol/L instead of about 2.5 mmol/L prevents a recurrent CV event in about 1 in 42 ischemic stroke or TIA patients treated for 3.5 years.

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