An Atlas of Contrast-Enhanced Angiography by Nicholas Bunce

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Hyperlipidemia is a risk factor for stroke. This was demonstrated in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study, where 4444 patients with stable angina or previous myocardial infarction were randomized to receive simvastatin or placebo8. In the patients allocated to simvastatin, there was a 30% reduction in the rate of fatal and non-fatal strokes, in addition to the reduction of coronary events. Statin drugs have also been shown to slow the progression of carotid atherosclerosis, as documented with carotid ultrasound9,10.

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