Management of Dyslipidemia for Stroke Prevention: Clinical Practice Recommendations from the LAI

Management of Dyslipidemia for Stroke Prevention: Clinical Practice Recommendations from the LAI

  • Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.
  • Relationship between stroke, lipids and statins is complex. The benefits of statins in primary and secondary prevention of stroke are backed by extensive evidence.
  • Theoretical risk of intracerebral hemorrhage with low LDL-C levels has not been established in large interventional trials.
  • LAI actively advocate aggressive lipid-lowering in high-risk individuals.

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