Current Status of Dyslipidemia Treatment for Stroke Prevention

Elizabeth Aradine, Yan Hou, Carolyn A. Cronin, Seemant Chaturvedi

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Elevated cholesterol is an established risk factor for ischemic stroke. The value of statins for stroke prevention has been clear for more than a decade. Recent Findings: However, the use of new medication combinations such as ezetimibe or proprotein convertase subtilisin–kexin type 9 inhibitors plus statins is increasing and the value for reducing stroke has been shown for these combination therapies. Recent data also support the strategy of lowering triglycerides for stroke prevention. Summary: A modern approach to dyslipidemia treatment and its relation to stroke prevention is summarized in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number31
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Cholesterol
  • Low-density lipoprotein
  • Statins
  • Stroke
  • Triglycerides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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