• Lower target LDL after stroke prevents 25% of events at 5 years

    1 month ago - By Healio

    During the 5 years after a stroke, targeting LDL of less than 70 mg/dL prevented more than one-quarter of major CV events, recurrent cerebral infarction or urgent carotid revascularization and recurrent cerebral infarction or hemorrhage vs. an LDL target of less than approximately 100 mg/dL.
    According to new data from the Treat Stroke to Target trial presented at the International Stroke Conference, the target LDL of less than 70 mg/dL in the 5-year period after stroke was associated with lower risk for the primary endpoint of stroke, MI, new symptoms requiring urgent coronary or carotid
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  • More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Following an ischemic stroke with evidence of atherosclerosis, targeting a lower LDL cholesterol level was associated with avoidance of major cardiac events on follow-up, new evidence demonstrates.
    Medscape Medical News
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