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Impacts of stroke clinics on the utilization of statins for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke

, : Impacts of stroke clinics on the utilization of statins for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke. Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 49(7): 595-598

To describe the impact of stroke clinic on the usage of statins for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke. Data about the demography, social economic status, personal histories, blood lipid profiles, and the status of the usage of statins from 568 serial ischemic stroke patients were retrospectively analysed. A total of 51.3% patients followed up in stroke clinic (306 patients) and 7.6% patients followed up in general clinic (262 patients) were treated with statins. 71.6% patients with and 44.8% patients without hyperlipidemia in stroke clinics were taking statins, which were higher than that patients in the general clinics (27.1% and 2.0% respectively). The patients in the stroke clinics with high LDL-C level (>3.4 mmol/L) were more likely to be treated with statins than those with lower level (25.6% vs 14.7%, P=0.017). The rate of statins usage is extremely low in stroke patients followed up in a general clinic, but it can been improved greatly in a stroke clinic. Stroke clinic can narrow the gap between the clinical practice and the guideline for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke.


PMID: 20979771

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