Recommend Target Statin Doses and Consider LDL After a Stroke

New evidence will spark questions about whether to aim for an LDL goal in patients with a prior ischemic stroke or TIA.

For several years, it's been recommended to use target DOSES of statins shown to reduce CV risk...rather than titrating to an LDL goal.

Now data suggest treating to an LDL below 70 mg/dL instead of about 95 mg/dL prevents a recurrent CV event in about 1 in 42 ischemic stroke or TIA patients treated for 3.5 years.

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