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    Statins Do Double Duty Against Stroke


     

     

     

    A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after ICH, and that stopping statins during hospitalization is associated with worse outcomes. PSK9 inhibitors are a new class of injectable antihyperlipidemics that have been shown to lower LDL and may also decrease risk of cardiovascular events, including stroke. A study has suggested that evolocumab, a new PSK9 inhibitor, plus standard therapy reduces LDL by 61% and cardiovascular events by about half, compared to standard therapy alone. Another study has suggested that alirocumab, also a PSK9 inhibitor, reduces LDL by 62% and cardiovascular risk by about half, compared to placebo. • Both PSK9 agents were linked to increased rates of neurocognitive disorders 

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