Determination of lipid profiles and use of statins in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Statins reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with vascular disease. Inappropriate serum lipid determination and underuse of statins have been documented in patients with coronary artery disease. Evaluation of hyperlipidemia and treatment with statins in patients with recent ischemic cerebrovascular events have not yet been investigated. METHODS: We [...]