Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Encouraging news about preventing second strokes

If you've had a stroke, or know someone whose lived through one, you know that a second stroke can carry serious danger.

So using statins - drugs normally used to control cholesterol - might help, according to an article about research on statins preventing second strokes in high-risk groups:
Statins reduce recurrent stroke risk in patients with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome despite the higher risk of cardiovascular events and recurrent stroke in these populations, researchers found.
As always, consult your doctor - be an advocate.


Anonymous said...

Awesome! This is good news for those stroke survivors with diabetes. I know the fear of stroke is high and those are staggering initial percentages before drugs - "diabetes boosted risk 62% for a subsequent stroke, 66% for major cardiovascular events."

Jeff Porter said...

Thanks for the note. Your blog has a great cause!